Imphal: In a mass drive against illegal sales and production of liquor in the state, Manipur Police has seized large quantities of DIC liquors in the last 48 hours from different areas of the state.
On Tuesday, a team of Sagolmang Police Station carried out a liquor raid at Pukhao Dolaithabi Village in Imphal East at around 6:30 am.
According to police sources, during the raid, the team arrested two persons along with 16 plastic buckets (20 ltrs each), 2 plastic Jars (15 ltrs each) and 2 aluminum pots containing fermented rice for manufacturing local liquor (DIC liquor).
The arrested persons are identified as Khunaijam Shanti Leima, wife of Kh. Jiten and Wahengbam Bebe Leima, wife of W. Premjit both from Pukhao Dolaithabi village, Imphal East, the source added.
The source also added that the team of Sagolmang Police Station that carried out the drive was led by OC/Sagolmang Police Station Inspector Kh. Devkumar Singh assisted by SI L. Kenedy and ASI H. Birchandra Singh along with other police parties including Women Police Constables under the supervision of SP/Imphal East Jugeshchandra Haobijam and SDPO/Lamlai Ksh. Ravikumar Singh.
The arrested persons and the seized items will be handed over to Excise department for further legal action under the Manipur liquor prohibition act 1991, the source added.
On the other hand, another liquor raid was also carried out on Saturday around 4:30 pm by a team of SDPO/Lamlai Police Station and Sagolmang Police Station at Sanjenlok village near Sinam village in Imphal East.
According to police sources, during the raid, the team arrested five persons and seized 27 plastic jars (15 litres each) and 8 plastic drum buckets (20 litres each) containing fermented rice for manufacturing local liquor (DIC liquor) and another 30 litres of DIC liquor.
The arrested persons have been identified as Chaphamayum Ambra (53 years), wife of (L) Ch. Kumar; Takhellambam Sunita (55), wife of (L) T. Inao; Chaphamayum Khomdonbi Leima (60), wife of (L) Sanajaoba; Chaphamayum Memtombi (42), wife of Ch. Brojendro and Phanjoubam Memma Leima (59), wife of (L) Tomba.
The arrested persons and the seized items have been handed over to Excise department for further legal action, the source added.