MANGALDAI, July 31 � Police from Mangaldai Police Station on Wednesday night reportedly seized about 80 cartons of Indian made foreign liquor which were brought without valid documents.
The huge quantity of IMFL were reportedly transported from Sun International Bonded Ware House of Tezpur to Rajanigandha retail wine shop at Mangaldai bazar in a vehicle with registration No. AS-12E 2269. The police on the basis of a public complaint seized the vehicle with 180 cartons of IMFL from near the wine shop here.
The police brought the goods along with the vehicle to the Mangaldai police station and after preliminary inquiry reportedly found that official transport permit by the concerned Excise Department was issued for only 100 cartons which eventually reflected the IMFL cartons were brought with evil intention and also deprived the government exchequer of a revenue amounting to about Rs 75,000.
Meanwhile the Mangaldai Wine Shop Owners� Association on Thursday submitted a memorandum to the Superintendent of Excise, Darrang where they alleged that a section of IMFL bonded ware house in Guwahati and Tezpur have been illegally transporting IMFL throughout the district of Darrang and patronizing illegal marketing of IMFL which has made the government suffer heavy loss of revenue.
The association has therefore demanded due punishment to the culprits involved in such illegal practices as per law.It may be mentioned that on July 21 the police from Kharupetia out post in the district reportedly intercepted a passenger vehicle and recovered 15 cartons of IMFL without valid documents.
According to police they recorded the statement of the person who carried the IMFL and the statement showed that the IMFL was purchased from one Prince wine shop and later the case was handed over to the Excise Department.