The Punjab Police on Wednesday seized 7,000 litres of illicit liquor from Tarn Taran district throughout an operation carried out with the assistance of drones outfitted with cameras.
The operation was carried out in Mand space of Marrar village in Harike alongside Satluj riverine space within the district, they stated
A manhunt has been launched to trace seven folks named as accused within the case, senior police official Dinkar Gupta stated in an official assertion, including that each one the suspects are natives of close by villages.
Seven boats have been additionally recovered from the spot, six working stills have been additionally discovered and destroyed on the web site itself, he stated.
The raid in Mand was carried out by police personnel in shut coordination with the state excise and forest departments, he added.
Giving particulars of the raid, Gupta stated a large search operation was launched in marshy areas with the assistance of drones mounted with HD cameras to pinpoint the precise location of the working stills and exercise of suspicious individuals within the grassland.
Skilled operators specifically requisitioned from Punjab Armed Police, Jalandhar, have been pressed into service to conduct a recce of roughly 2 sq. km space a day previous to the raid, he stated.
The world shouldn’t be accessible resulting from tall elephant grass. Therefore, drones have been used, he added.
The footage from the drone cameras was proven to residents of close by villages to determine the suspects. Daler Singh, Kulbir Singh, Laly, Manjit Singh, Fuman Singh, Mohan Singh and Balwinder Singh alias Nimma have been named as accused on the idea of data supplied by the locals, Mr Gupta stated.
An FIR has been registered below the Excise Act, based on police.
Not too long ago, over 120 folks died in Punjab’s Tarn Taran, Batala and Amritsar districts after consuming illicit liquor.