Delhi polls: 149 liquor cartons, cash worth Rs 26 lakh seized

New Delhi, Dec 4: With only a few hours left for the polling day in Delhi, police have seized 149 cartons of liquor and over Rs 26 lakh in cash from different parts of the national capital. Police, along with flying squads and Excise Department officials, have seized cartons of liquor while being distributed by political parties in areas like Badarpur, Kalyanpuri, Sari Rohilla, Bindapur, New Ashok Nagar, Narela, Sitaram Bazaar and Anand Parvat.

In the first incident, police got a tip-off on Monday night about liquor being stored at a flat in Anand Parvat area. Reuters Reuters Police reached the location and found the house locked. They broke open the flat and seized 43 cartons of liquor which contained 2004 quarters.

In another incident reported late on Monday night, police recovered around 60 litres of liquor which were kept on the terrace of the house of a slum dweller in sacks in Dayabasti area. The sacks contained five different varieties of whisky. In both the cases, the owner of the houses were not present but have been identified and would be arrested soon, police said.

Three incidents were reported from Kalyanpuri and New Ashok Nagar area in the East district. In Kalyanpuri area, the office of a property dealer was raided jointly by police and flying squads of the Election Commission.

The office which belonged to Sonu Malhotra, was registered in the name of ‘Malhotra property dealer' and four cartons of whisky were seized from his office. Sonu is yet to be arrested. In another incident from the same area, five cartons of liquor were seized from an auto driver who was later arrested.

Meanwhile, a Honda City was spotted in New Ashok Nagar carrying five cartons containing 48 quarters of wine which were seized. The owner of the car identified as Sanjay Kumar was arrested by the police and a case under appropriate section of the excise department act was registered against him, police said.

Besides, Rs 40,000 in cash was recovered from a car in Bindapur and 26 cartons of liquor from Sitaram Bazaar, 25 cartons from Badarpur, 12 from Sarai Rohilla, and one person each has been arrested in these cases.


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