Illicit liquor distributed in high quantities in Punjab

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Amritsar, Mar 31 (ANI): Illicit liquor brewers are getting ready to meet the increasing demand from politicians in Punjab for their products in the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections.

Amanpreet, who is involved in making illicit liquor, said that the demand from politicians for country liquor is because of the higher prices of English liquor, which cannot be distributed, in huge numbers.

"During the election days, we get demand as the price of English wines is expensive than the ones which we prepare. We do good business during this period," said Amanpreet.

The manufacturers are aware about their violation of the election code of conduct, but do not seem worried about the local police, as this is common practice during civil polls and the general elections.

However, Bhagwant Singh, Deputy Commissioner, admitted that widespread illegal manufacturing of liquor does go on, especially before elections but the administration along with the police department is working hard to bust a number of such gangs and besides other crime, this is also on our priority list.

"We have tried to maintain law and order and made preparations for that. There is a strict vigil kept in villages so that this illicit liquor business does not get transported from one region to the other. There have been many cases registered in the past linked to this," said Bhagwant Singh.

Such discrepancies fail to deter party workers who brew thousands of litres of illicit liquor in their distilleries to be distributed to poor people to induce them to attend their rallies. By Ravinder Singh Robin (ANI)

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