2 including woman engineer arrested for hooch trade


Bhadrak, Jan 14: Acting on a tip-oft police arrested a woman and her daughter-in-law, who is a civil engineer by profession on charge of manufacturing and selling coun-try liquor in Ghushurigadhia vil-lage under Bhadrak Rural police limits Thursday. 

The accused were identified as Alati Singh and her engineer daughter-in-law Saraswati Singh. They were arrested when police raided their residence and found both of them preparing country liquor, Thursday morning. Police seized the raw materi-als worth over several lakhs and destroyed around 1000 litres of fermented liquor. Rs 1 lakh and a Tata Indigo car were seized from their possession. Howevei the two sons of the woman managed to escape from the spot. 

Police said they found the fam-ily members engaged in manu-facturing of country liquor when they raided their residence in morning. Police said the family has been running the illegal business for past few months while efforts are on to nab both the absconding male members, Bhdrak rural po-lice station BC Alok Jena said. The family members have been making country liquor and selling them at wholeen IP price to liquor shops in the nearby areas. 

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