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Rectified spirit seized

Staff Reporter

Police team intercepts a car near Kurichi Junction

COIMBATORE: The Coimbatore City Police on Tuesday seized 70 litres of rectified spirit from a car near Kurichi Junction on Coimbatore-Pollachi Main Road and arrested two persons.

Acting on a tip-off that rectified spirit was being transported to Devakottai, a special team led by Inspector M. Sakthivel of Prohibition Enforcement Wing intercepted a car near Kurichi Junction.

During checks that were conducted in the intercepted vehicle, police found two plastic cans containing 35 litres of rectified spirit each.

Police arrested P. Das alias Ramadoss (48) of Thrissur, Kerala and T. Saravanan (30) of Pudukottai and seized the vehicle.

In addition to this, the police team also seized Rs.11,000, a cell phone and duplicate stickers.

The arrested persons were booked under Sections 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating), 471 (using as genuine a forged document) of the Indian Penal Code and Rule 6 of Tamil Nadu Rectified Spirit 1956.

Raid conducted

Based on the information provided by the Coimbatore Prohibition Enforcement Wing, Karaikudi Prohibition Enforcement Wing raided a place at Manicham Thottam and seized 500 litres of rectified spirit, duplicate labels and arrested Alex alias Alexander, Nataraj and Sekhar.

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