Illicit Liquor

  • Two smugglers bearing illicit liquor arrested August 17, 2014

    Two liquor smugglers were arrested for trying to smuggle illicit liquor from Shaberi village area in Greater Noida, police said on Saturday. Ram Kishan and Pintu were arrested on Saturday night with 48 bottles of illicit liquor by Bisrakh cops and booked under Excise Act, police said. ...
  • 1,200 litres liquor seized, police arrest five May 4, 2014

    Five persons were arrested this morning and 1,200 litres of illicit country made liquor was recovered from them in Shankerpura Kanjar colony under Dablana police station area of the district in Bundi, police said. Acting on a tip off, a raid was conducted in Shankerpura Kanjar colony this morning and 1,200...
  • Over 97,000 litres of illicit liquor seized ahead of polls March 18, 2014

    Over 97,000 litres of illicit liquor has been seized by teams of Excise and Income Tax departments in Uttar Pradesh since March 5 when the model code for the parliamentary elections came into force. "After the announcement of Lok Sabha polls schedule, 97,642 litres of illicit liquor worth Rs 2.12 crore...
  • Delhi Police seizes 5,000 quarter bottles of illicit liquor March 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Police has seized around 5,000 quarter bottles of illicit liquor from different parts of the city since it launched a special drive to check its smuggling in the run up to the general elections. According to police, smugglers are purchasing liquor from Haryana on a large scale in...
  • As New Year approaches, police tighten noose on liquor smugglers December 19, 2013

    The Ghaziabad Police have launched a special drive to control inter-state smuggling of liquor in the run-up to the New Year. Two persons were arrested for alleged liquor smuggling from Vijay Nagar area on Wednesday night and 20 cartons of Indian-made liquor were seized from them, police said on Thursday. The duo have been identified as...
  • 15 more deaths reported in hooch tragedy, toll climbs to 37 October 19, 2013

    With 15 more deaths reported early on Saturday, the toll rose to 37 in the illicit liquor tragedy in Uttar Pradesh's Azamgarh district, making it one of the worst hooch tragedies in the state, police said. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav suspended 10 people, including the district excise inspector Om...
  • Man hangs self to death in jail lock up October 9, 2013

    A man arrested with illicit liquor allegedly committed suicide in a lock up by hanging himself in Aligarh following which three constables have been suspended and a case registered against them. Pappu (35), arrested with illicit Haryana-made liquor, hanged himself from the window of the lock up in Banna Devi police...
  • Hapur: 2 arrested, 60 booked for attack on DSP August 22, 2013

    As many as 60 people were booked on Thursday and two arrested a day after a police team, lead by a Deputy Superintendent of Police, was attacked by alleged liquor smugglers in Hapur's Pilkhuwa area. The police claimed that DSP Amit Nagar, excise inspector Ajay Yadav and three constables were...
  • DSP, 3 officials attacked with bricks, rods by liquor smugglers during raid August 21, 2013

    A Deputy Superintendent of Police was assaulted by armed liquor smugglers when he along with his team went to raid an illicit liquor shop in Pilkhuwa area in Ghaziabad, police said on Wednesday. DSP Amit Nagar sustained injuries on his head and hands in the attack on Tuesday night. An excise...
  • Bihar: Eight more die after drinking illicit liquor December 11, 2012

    Gaya: Eight persons have died in Gaya district after drinking illicit liquor, taking the total number of hooch deaths in Bihar this month to 28. Of the victims, seven persons died in Rampur Police station area and one in Cherki police station area on Monday night, while four were admitted...
  • Noida: Army jawan held for smuggling illicit liquor August 13, 2012

    Noida: An Army jawan was arrested on Monday by the sleuths of district excise department in Noida for allegedly smuggling illicit liquor, a senior official said. Acting on a tip-off, a team of excise department intercepted the car of Army jawan Kapil Kumar and recovered 75 litres of illicit liquor from...
  • AP: 4 die after consuming illicit liquor May 11, 2012

    Hyderabad: Four people died on Friday after consuming illicit liquor in Vijayawada town of Andhra Pradesh, police said. According to police, two others are stated to be in critical conditions. The incident took place on Friday morning at Brahmanaveedhi in the old town of Vijayawada in Krishna district, about 300...
  • Illicit liquor kills 15 in Andhra Pradesh January 1, 2012

    Hyderabad: The New Year began on a tragic note in Andhra Pradesh with 15 people losing their lives due to illicit liquor in two separate incidents since Saturday, officials said. The toll in the hooch tragedy in Krishna district claimed 14 lives since Saturday evening, while one person died in Nalgonda...
  • Spurious liquor claims 63 lives in West Bengal December 15, 2011

    Diamond Harbour At least 63 people, mostly rickshaw pullers and labourers, died and 80 others were hospitalised on Wednesday after consuming spurious liquor in a West Bengal village. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said the government was contemplating demolition of illegal liquor dens. Four people have been arrested for supplying the moonshine...
  • Spurious liquor claims 40 lives in West Bengal December 14, 2011

    Canning (West Bengal): In one of the worst hooch tragedies in West Bengal, at least 40 people died and over 100 were admitted to hospitals on Wednesday after drinking toxic liquor at Mograhat in South 24-Parganas district. "Thirty-four people died and over 100 were admitted to hospitals at Diamond Harbour and...
  • Hooch claims nine lives in Kerala September 6, 2010

    Malappuram: Tragedy struck the sleepy town of Kuttippuram in Malappuram district, as the death toll in the suspected hooch tragedy in Kerala, has risen to nine, after reportedly consuming illicit liquor from a toddy shop at Kuttippuram on Monday. Out of the nine who had died, five people were from...
  • Key accused in Gujarat hooch case arrested July 17, 2009

    Ahmedabad: The main accused in the Gujarat hooch tragedy, Vinod Dagri, was arrested by the Crime Branch in Ahmedabad on Friday. Two of his associates, Ajay Thakkar and Sunil were also arrested along with him. Gujarat police have also held massive raids across the state and booked more than 6,000...
  • FTN: In right spirit, Gujarat must end prohibition July 14, 2009

    The Gujarat hooch tragedy has claimed the lives of 136 people in Ahmedabad. The hooch contained four times the permitted amount of methyl alcohol. Hundreds are still in hospital and according to reports about 1,100 litres of the adulterated liquor was brought into Ahmedabad. The liquor was allegedly supplied by...
  • Hooch tragedy: Cong wants Modi govt dismissed July 14, 2009

    Ahmedabad: Vinod Dagri alias Chandulal Chauhan, the Mehmedabad-based bootlegger who supplied the brew that has killed over a 130 persons so far, has fled Gujarat. At least that's what Gujarat's Director General of Police S S Khandwawala says. So far eight persons have been arrested in the Hooch deaths case...
  • Gujarat hooch tragedy: Death toll rises to 136 July 11, 2009

    Ahmedabad: The death toll in Gujarat's worst moonshine tragedy has risen to 136 with 26 more people dying in city hospitals after consuming illicit liquor, officials said on Saturday. This is the highest death toll in Gujarat from consuming moonshine since 1989 when 132 people had died in a matter of...
  • Gujarat dry status an ideological hangover? July 10, 2009

    Eighty-six people have died in Ahmedabad after drinking spurious liquor. The state police have launched a crackdown arresting over 450 bootleggers but clearly that’s not helping. Narendra Modi government is facing severe criticism and one of the worst protests in the last eight years. So is it time for India’s...
  • Hooch tragedy: Mob protests, Oppn wants Modi to resign July 10, 2009

    Protest continued in Ahmedabad for the third consecutive day. The death toll in the country's one of the worst hooch tragedies has risen to over 80. Angry mob disrupted traffic in Odhav and Viratnagar areas of the city. In the assembly also, there was an uproar with the Opposition demanding...
  • Gujarat hooch tragedy: Death toll climbs to 80 July 10, 2009

    New Delhi: More people have died in the Ahmedabad hooch tragedy after drinking illicit liquor, taking the death toll to 80. The prime suspect in the hooch tragedy Harishankar Kahar was arrested on Wednesday night. Kahar alias Hariom, allegedly supplied spurious liquor in the Majoor Gam and Odhav areas where...
  • Gujarat hooch tragedy creates hiccups for CM Modi July 8, 2009

    Ahmedabad: There has been an escalation in the number and scale of protests against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi since the Ahmedabad hooch tragedy toll touched 43. The 43 deaths due to drinking spurious liquor from illicit joints has angered the residents of Ahmedabad. The mobs turned violent as they clashed with...
  • Police arrest hooch kingpin in Tamil Nadu May 22, 2008

    Bangalore: After four days of intense search, City Crime Branch (CCB) sleuths succeeded in arresting Sounder Rajan, the prime suspect in the hooch tragedy in the city which claimed more than 60 lives on Thursday. Highly placed police sources said that Sounder Rajan, who had been hiding in Dharmapuri along with...