Pondy excise police seizes liquor worth over Rs 54 lakh

Puducherry, Mar 22 (Agency) Puducherry Excise police has seized liquor worth Rs.54.34 lakh till Sunday. According to Mr Sudhakar, Deputy Collector (Excise), the Excise squad was on a frequent checks to prevent the smuggling of liquor in view of the April 6 assembly election in the Union Territory.

He said that a fine of Rs 8.13 lakh was imposed on the offenders so far, adding that, so far, 133 cases were registered and 141 persons have been arrested. The licence of 7 liquor shops including an arrack shop were cancelled for indulging in licence violation actions, Mr Sudhakar added.