Port Blair, June 30: Continuing its commitment towards zero tolerance policy against bootlegging and illicit liquor especially in the time of lockdown, a close vigil has been kept over the bootleggers and special raids have been launched to unearth such illegal activities.

As a result of persistent endeavour, on 29/06/2021 the team comprising Inspector A. Usman, SHO PS Swaraj Dweep, SI P.R. Pradeep, PCs Aslam, A. Mohd. Saffique, S.L Sarkar of PS Swaraj Dweep conducted raid near Hotel Kingdom, Govind Nagar No.02, Swaraj Dweep and recovered 02 Nos. 750ml IMFL Bottle from the possession of one person namely Saroj Roy S/o Shri Shankar Roy (32yrs) Pvt Driver of Radhakrishna Resort, Swaraj Dweep.

On enquiry about the source of IMFL bottles, it was found that he had bought it from Shri. Pradeep Sarkar, owner of Radhakrishna Resort. Later, Police party raided the Radhakrishna Resort and M/s Garden view Bar. During physical verification, a total of 81 bottles (56 bottles whiskey of 750ml, 01 bottle of Vodka 750ml & 24 bottles of Beer 650 ml) were missing from the stock. It was revealed that they had diverted the stock of the bar for illegal sale during this lockdown. Subsequently, 470 Nos. bottles Co. sealed (80 Nos. bottles of IMFL whiskey, 66 Nos. bottles of IMFL Vodka & 324 Nos. bottles of Beer) were seized from the spot and both the persons were booked under Excise Regulation Act read with section IPC, DM Act and violation/disobedience of District Magistrate’s order, South Andaman District.

The entire operation took place under the close supervision of Shri Abhishek Gupta, SDPO Swaraj Dweep, South Andaman District. The general public is requested to share information with Police at 100, 112 & 03192-233077. The informant will be suitably rewarded and his/her identity will be kept secret.