Drive Against DIC Liquor: Two apprehended in Thoubal

The apprehended individuals and recovered items have been handed over to OC Excise station Yairipok for further necessary action


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Thoubal District police continued its drive against Distilled Indigenous Country (DIC) liquor and seized liquors from different places of the district on Saturday.

As per police source, on Saturday at around 4.30 pm, a combined team of Distuict Police Thoubal comprising SDPO Yairipok K Dhananjoi, Officer in charge of Yairipok PS Md Riyajuddin, Nongpok Sekmai PS Premkumar Mangang, Thoubal PS L Joychandra,OC of Thoubal CDO N Tikendra meitei and his team including women police personnel of WPS Thoubal District led by Dr S Ibomcha Singh, MPS, Superintendent of Police Thoubal conducted liquor drive at Ukhongsang Village.

During the drive, one Hijam Bembem Devi, 43 wife of H Ibomcha @Jayenta Singh of Ukhongsang Mayai Leikai and Waikhom Jiten Singh, 46, son of (L) W Tomba Singh of Ukhongsang Mamang Leikai have been apprehended for manufacturing DIC liquor, the source said.

Several items including 36 plastic containers containing five litres of DIC liquor each, five plastic packets containing 20 litres of DIC liquor each, 17 water buckets  containing 20 kgs of fermented rice each, 25 Jerry Cans containing 10 kg of fermented rice each, 27 plastic buckets containing five kg of fermented rice each were recovered from the house of Hijam Bembem Devi. Two aluminum pots containing 50 kg of fermented rice each,11 empty plastic buckets, and eight empty aluminum pots were recovered from the house of Hijam Jiten Singh, the source said.

Moreover, seven aluminium pots, seven empty plastic buckets, four numbers of plastic buckets containing 10 kg of fermented rice each, one set of aluminium utensils used in manufacturing DIC liquor, one plastic bucket of 20 litres containing 15 litres of DIC liquor and  one plastic bucket of 80 litres containing 25 litres of DIC liquor were also recovered from the house of Thangjam Mombi Devi (58) w/o Th Kullabheigya Singh of Ukhongsang Mamang Leikai (40 litres), the sources added. However, Thangjam Mombi Devi had escaped from the scene before the arrival of the police team, the source added.

The apprehended individuals and recovered items have been handed over to OC Excise station Yairipok for further necessary action, the source informed.

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First Published:May 1, 2021, 9:15 p.m.

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