Liquor worth over Rs 30 lakh destroyed in Manipur

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Imphal: Imphal West excise department destroyed various brands of excisable articles worth around Rs 30,43,213 under Section 69 of Manipur Liquor Prohibition Act, 1991 at the excise head quarter, Lamphelpat, Imphal on Sunday.

Superintendent of police, excise, Th.  Brucelee told reporters, here, that the in connection with the 12th Manipur Legislative Assembly election enforcement team, Imphal East and Imphal West destroyed a total of 1,567.60 litres of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL); 1,145.47 litres of Beer and 17,590.75 litres of distilled indigenous country (DIC) liquor on Sunday. The liquors were destroyed for the second phase.

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He said in first phase excise department had already destroyed 1,195.25 litres of IMFL; 656 litres of beer and 4,310 litres of DIC liquor total worth of around Rs 13,44,050 on February 7.

The excisable articles were destroyed by the personnel of department of excise and later they were crushed and dumped with the help of a excavator.

Excise enforcement team of Imphal East and West seized a total of Rs 43,87,263 of excisable articles including IMFL, Beer and DIC liquor during several drives in connection with the 12th Manipur Legislative Assembly election.

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