DIGBOI, March 30 - As many as five persons were arrested by Pengaree police late Sunday evening at Brahmajan for carrying out inter-State illegal liquor smuggling activities. A section of notorious people along the Assam-Arunachal border areas covering Bordumsa, Pengaree and Kakopather have been taking undue advantages of the nationwide lockdown and carrying out illegal activities. The accused have been identified as Bipen Moran of Kakopather, Krishna Neog and Utpal Sharma of Tinsukia, Harisankar Paul and his son Abhijit Paul of Bordumsa in Arunachal Pradesh. According to police, they used an ambulance attached to Tinsukia Civil Hospital to carry out this heinous act. �We recovered three cases of Arunachal-manufactured liquor from the ambulance and arrested the accused,� said Srikumar Neog, officer in-charge of Pengaree. �Based on interrogation, two businessmen (father-son duo) were arrested on Monday from Bordumsa in Changlang district for selling the consignment to Assam-based smugglers,� Neog said. Serious lapses on the part of the Arunachal police check-gate in Bordumsa also raised several questions, particularly when the border gates have already been declared sealed by Arunachal Pradesh�s Chief Minister Pema Khandu.
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