Campaign to curb production, distribution of illegal liquor begins in Chitwan

CHITWAN: The District Police Office (DPO), Chitwan has begun operation to curb illegal production of homemade liquor by carrying out extensive search through door-to-door visits.

Organising a press meet, the Chitwan DPO informed, their operation has unveiled that such liquor is being produced at the main market and residential areas of the district.

Addressing the press meet, Chief at the DPO, Superintendent of Police Sushil Singh Rathore informed that they had started the process to take the bootleg under control in addition to taking legal action against its producers and distributors.

He said, during the course of their operation, ward police office in Narayangadh and the police post at Narayangadh Buspark, within three days, had seized 950 litres of the liquor from 31 households. Likewise, 18,000 litres of raw materials used to produce the liquor, 12 sets of utensils used in the production, 220 empty vessels were also confiscated.

The homemade liquor was seized from wards 3, 4, 10, 11 of Bharatpur Metropolitan City in Chitwan district. As many as 46 bootleggers involved in the illegal act were taken into police custody, who were later released with warnings, SP Rathore informed.

Similarly, he said, the illegal liquor businesses were widespread in the urban areas of the district, adding that local police units had also extended the operation in other areas of the district.

SP Rathore also informed that police have been carrying out the district-wide operation under the name 'Three S Operation' -- Search, Sweep and Screening -- adding that a comprehensive search is being carried out for data collection to find out how many such local alcohol production units are presently in operation.