GUWAHATI, April 3 - The district excise department of Kamrup (Metro) has collected more than Rs 60,000 as penalty for violation of rules after the Model Code of Conduct was imposed in the district.
According to Superintendent of Excise Debajit Nath, after implementation of the Model Code of Conduct, sleuths of the department also seized 5,000 litres of foreign liquor and 3,000 litres of local liquor from various parts of the district till date. Altogether five persons have been arrested in connection with these seizures and sent to judicial custody.
�We are working to implement the excise monitoring system in a proper manner in the district. Every day our staff have been analysing sale and production data of every factory, warehouse and retail outlet by comparing it with the data of last year,� Nath said.
According to him, Kamrup (Metro) district has altogether eight factories, 17 warehouses and 304 retail liquor shops.
�The department has also directed all factories, warehouses and retailers to install close circuit cameras at proper places and we will monitor the footage on a daily basis. In case of factories we will connect all close circuit cameras with internet protocol and directly monitor them from our office premises,� Nath added.
He further informed that in the daily monitoring of production and sale data, no anomalies have been detected so far.