Assam: Operation Against Illegal Liquor In Golaghat's Merapani
The CRPF in an operation conducted on Tuesday at Merapani in Golaghat District destroys over 4000 litres of illicit country made liquor.
GOLAGHAT: Merapani in the Golaghat district, located along the Assam-Nagaland inter-state border, has been witnessing a spurt in illegal liquor trade which has been increasing on a day-to-day basis in the area.
Even when the Excise Department of Assam Government is taking a tough stand to control the illegal trade, it continues to prevail in several villages of Merapani.
Taking note of the illegal liquor trade, the 142nd battallion of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) based on intelligence inputs launched an all-out drive in various villages under the jurisdiction of Merapani Police Station on Tuesday.
During the operation, a large cache of liquor was recovered. In the operation led by the Sector Commandant of CRPF's 142 Battalion, the recovered liquor was later destroyed.
As per inputs, over 4000 litres of illicit liquor were destroyed, that too right next to their manufacturing units. Charaimari, Ghiladharichuk, and Ratanpur were among the villages where raids were conducted by the CRPF team.
Besides recovering and destroying the liquor, the CRPF team also took as many as eleven large containers and two machines used for manufacture of liquor into their custody.
However, it is learnt that no arrests could be made as the owner and the manufacturing team fled the scene before they could be caught.
There are allegations of inaction against the local police for which the trade of country made liquor in the Merapani area is increasing significantly.
The CRPF officials have further appealed to the local people to keep away from drugs.
Not only in Golaghat district, but in other districts as well the trade of illicit country made liquor has proliferated even after the Excise Department and the Assam Government is on its toes to detect and nab anyone involved.
Also, it may be mentioned here that the Assam Government is planning to issue more liquor licenses to the shops to ensure that the habitual drinkers stay away from the dangerous life-threatening diseases. Besides, there are plans for other local drinks to be supplied legally to the consumers.
On that move, Assam Cabinet Minister Parimal Suklabaidya had clarified that the intention of the state government is to encourage people to drink, but to make sure that the habitual drinkers drink quality stuff.
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