Dimapur, March 1: Liquor market continues to thrive in Dimapur despite warnings issued by the Excise and Police followed by raids in various locations in and around Dimapur during the last few days. Rather the warning and raids by police and excise have come as a windfall for those dealing in liquor as they have hiked the price of the spurious liquor found in every nook and cranny of the city.
This was also confirmed by the Dimapur Naga Students’ Union (DNSU) who today expressed shock over the rampant sale of liquor even after repeated warning by excise and police. Along with police, the union raided two locations in Dimapur and seized 5346 IMFL bottles.
In a press release, DNSU media cell said following complaints, the union monitored two separate locations and found illegal sale of liquor taking place. Subsequently raids were carried out below the fly over (near railway station) with the assistance of ACP ‘A’, Seyiesezo Peseyie and East PS officer-in-charge R K Patton and seized 641 bottles of IMFL of different brand and size. Another raid was carried out jointly with Sub-Urban PS led by OC Picto Achumi near Durga Mandir and seized 4705 bottles of different brand and size.
DNSU said FIRs have been lodged in East PS and a suo moto FIR lodged at Sub-Urban PS.
The union warned that it will be conducting raids jointly with excise and police from time to time and urged the general public to extend fullest cooperation. It warned that defaulters will be strictly dealt with as per the law. (Page News Service)