Illegal country liquor seized in Kandhamal, five held

Daringbadi: Excise officials today arrested five persons in connection with illegal liquor trade and seized 32-litre country liquor during raids in different places here in Odisha’s Kandhamal district.

The arrested persons were identified as Aju Pradhan of Alari village, Mukund Pradhan of Dalarbadi village, Laxmidhar Pradhan of Dandimahar village, Raja Bhanj of Burjubadi and Saraswati Sahu of Daberi village.

According to reports, a team of excise officials led by ASI Batchhal Verma conducted the raid at several villages in Simanbadi, Sarniketa and Daringbadi panchayats and seized 32-litre country liquor from five accused.

Police lodged separate cases against the accused and forwarded them to the court.

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