Hooch, equipment worth Rs 3.7 lakh seized

Hooch, equipment worth Rs 3.7 lakh seized

Hooch, equipment worth Rs 3.7 lakh seized

 The Excise Enforcement and Lottery Prohibition Squad has seized hooch and equipment worth Rs 3.70 lakh from an illegal unit at Arkana near Konaje in the wee hours of Friday.

Nagaraj (37) and Yogish (27) have been arrested in this regard. Three other accused namely, Chethu, Aiku Monu alias Mohandas Shetty and Annu alias Aravind are absconding, said DySP (Excise) J Papaiah.

The police have seized 30 cans, each containing 35 lts of hooch, 7,500 packets of arrack, an arrack manufacturing machine and labels.

The accused had set up a temporary shed in a forest at Arkana and were producing liquor illegally, said C E Thimmaiah, the in-charge Inspector.

Man held

Police arrested a person for illegally transporting cattle in an autorickshaw in Ullal police station limits. The arrested is Sajeed. He was transporting cattle to Thokkotu from Kuthar. A case has been registered.

Wooden logs seized

Police arrested two persons and seized wooden logs worth Rs 10,000 which were being illegally transported to Koyeelathdka Olamogaru village in Puttur. The arrested are Rafeeq and Salavudeen. However, Ibrahim alias Thoofan Ibrahim has fled the spot. A case has been registered in Puttur under the Karnataka Forest Act.