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Illegal liquor dens busted in Jorhat

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  16 Sep 2015 12:00 AM GMT

From a Correspondent

JORHAT, September 15: Police operation against stocking of foreign liquor, making and selling of local liquor more commonly known as sulai, otherwise known as Hooch, is continuing ubated in the entire Jorhat district. And facing the wrath of police action are the areas that are mostly covered by tea gardens and bordering Mariani where both the making and sale of illegal country-made liquor was at its peak in the last few years, thus indirectly contributing to rise in crimil activities and petty crimes.

After the total destruction of more than 80 illegal liquor booths on Monday, the Cinmora Police led by OC Mayurjit Gogoi on Tuesday busted several country liquor-making illegal dens by destroying utensils and throwing away several hundred litres of the liquor from the makeshift indigenous distilleries. The areas thus facing the action are Majgaon, Gandhia, Khoriachuk, Rajabari and Dhekiajuli.

Talking to The Sentinel, OC Mayurjit Gogoi said, “We are determined to clear the area of illegal liquor, especially country-made liquor, which is a factor of many crimes. By controlling alcohol we intended to control crime under Cinmora Police Station. And as a part of our strategy we started our raids from 4 am and sent different action parties to places like Majgaon, Gandhia, Khoriachuk, Rajabari and Dhekiajuli and destroyed more than 10 illegal dens that were mostly operating from makeshift indigenous distilleries in rented houses. Thorough checks were made across all rented house to identify hideouts and crimils involved with the trade.”

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