Illicit liquor recovered, FIRs against 26 people in Bahraich

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Bahraich (UP), Apr 5 (PTI) Around 650 litres of illicit liquor was recovered and cases registered against 26 people as part of a drive against spurious liquor in the district, police said on Monday.

The recoveries were made from separate places in the district.

Additional Superintendent of Police (Rural) Ashok Kumar said 20 FIRs have been registered against 26 people for their alleged involvement in spurious liquor trade.

'About 650 litres of illicit liquor was recovered from separate areas including Matera, Rupaideeha, Payagpur, Dargah Shareef, Hardi, Ramgaon and others,' he said.

Several chemicals used in making the liquor were also recovered, Kumar said.

A campaign against illicit liquor is underway in the district in view of the upcoming panchayat polls. PTI CORR ABN MA DV DV