1.5 cr litre illegal liquor seized in 2015: report

1.5 cr litre illegal liquor seized in 2015: report

1.5 cr litre illegal liquor seized in 2015: report

Close to 1.5 crore litres of illegal liquor was seized across the country in 2015, down from 2.83 crore litre seized the year before.

According to “Crime in India 2015” report, of the 1.48 crore litre liquor seized last year in 1.96 lakh cases, 88.20 lakh litre is desi liquor, while 51.53 lakh litre is factory-made illegal liquor.

The last year’s figure showed a reversal in trend as in 2014, law enforcement agencies had seized more factory-made liquor than desi alcohol. While 1.15 crore litre factory-made liquor was seized two years ago, the desi alcohol accounted for 91.17 lakh litre.

In 2015, Uttar Pradesh has topped the list of cases and seizure – 44.12 lakh litre liquor seized in 51,454 cases. Rajasthan came second with 27.02 lakh litre seized in 14,617 cases followed by West Bengal where 23.25 lakh litre was seized in 6,049 cases.

In Odisha, 16.82 lakh litre liquor was seized in 14,984 cases, while in Haryana, it was 10.75 lakh litre in 14,718 cases.

Among the south Indian states, the highest seizure was in Karnataka where 2.71 lakh litre liquor was seized in 3,029 cases.

Telangana came second with 49,311 litre liquor seized in 4,770 cases followed by Andhra Pradesh 46,327.11 litre in 1,988 cases. Kerala and Tamil Nadu reported no such cases.

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