Srinagar: Continuing its drive against the menace of drugs and illicit liquor, Sopore Police on Sunday arrested one bootlegger during naka checking and recovered illicit liquor from his possession.
A naka was established at Sopore, during checking a vehicle bearing registration number JK04B-9591 was signalled to stop for checking, but driver tried to flee, however was apprehended tactfully by the alert police party.
During the search of the said vehicle party was able to recover – 10 bottles of Old Adventure Rum 750ml, 10 bottles of Old Adventure Rum 370ml, 4 bottles of Kerala Malted Whiskey 375ml, Kerala Malted Whiskey 180ml, 1 bottle Old Monk XXX Rum 750ml and 15 tin cans of Kingfisher Beer 500ml
The individual was detained and the vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized. The accused have been identified as Farooq Ahmad Ganie S/O Ghulam Nabi R/O Bunpora Langate of Kupwara district.
Upon this case FIR no. 25/2023 under relevant sections of Excise Act has been registered in Police station Sopore and further investigation taken up.