Cops assaulted during raid at illegal liquor kiln

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 09 Jan 2019 11:30:40


Staff Reporter,

Sub-inspector was injured during stone-pelting by locals, other policemen were manhandled by women

POLICEMEN were attacked by residents during a raid at illegal kiln of country liquor in Kuchbandhiya Mohalla under the jurisdiction of Ghamapur police station on Tuesday. A sub-inspector sustained injury in his hand, while other policemen were manhandled by women. The attack was followed by heavy police deployment in the area and police conducted a rigorous search at several homes and seized 38 litres country liquor and destroyed hundreds of tonnes of Lahan (raw material) stocked to produce liquor at different houses. Learning about the incident, separate police teams from Ranjhi, Belbagh, Ghamapur and other police stations reached the spot and heavy police deployment was made in the area, while Superintendent of Police Amit Singh accompanied by Additional SP (City), Deepak Kumar Shukla (IPS), IPS Probationers, Additional SP (South), Dr Sanjeev Uike, CSP, Akhil Verma and others reached the spot and monitored the situation.

Superintendent of Police Amit Singh, while talking to ‘The Hitavada’, informed that during the special campaign against illegal production and trade of liquor, police received information about an illegal kiln of country liquor in Kuchbandhiya Mohalla. Acting on the information, police team raided the spot.Police trapped a man named Kishori Lal Kuchbandhiya (56) red-handed when he was producing country liquor. When police was seizing illegal stock of liquor, wife of accused Anno Bai arrived and hindered working of police.

Policemen tried to stop her but the woman manhandled Head Constable Rajiv Dubey. Witnessing the raid, several residents gathered at the spot and started pelting stones at the police team. In the stone pelting, Sub-Inspector Kamlesh Meshram sustained injuries in his hand. SP Amit Singh further informed that liquor manufacturing is a traditional practice in Kuchbandhiya Mohalla area and police will take necessary measures to stop liquor production in the area for better law and order arrangements. In further search at other houses, police team seized 10 litres liquor from the house of Seema Kuchbandhiya, 8 litres liquor from residence of Jacky Kuchbandhiya and 10 litres liquor from house of Sanjo Bai Kuchbandhiya.

Ghamapur police have registered a case against Jai Kuchbandhiya, Maihar Kuchbandhiya, Vinit Kuchbandhiya, Rinku Kuchbandhiya, Anno Bai Kuchbandhiya, Sheela Bai Kuchbandhiya and 10 others under sections 147, 353, 332, 186 and 324 of the IPC and started search for the accused.