The current seizure of an enormous liquor consignment from a Gujarat-bound truck in Punjab is popping into a significant controversy with the opposition accusing the Bhagwant Mann authorities of going “gradual” on the probe to determine the supply behind the transportation of alcohol illegally to the poll-bound state.
Earlier this month, the police had seized round 600 cartons of illicit liquor from a Gujarat-bound truck. Authorities had registered a case and named 4 accused who proceed to evade the police web. The opposition has accused Punjab’s Aam Aadmi Social gathering (AAP) authorities of “facilitating” transportation of liquor to poll-bound Gujarat to affect voters.
Even earlier than that, Haryana police had additionally nabbed a provider who was allegedly transporting liquor from border areas of Punjab to Gujarat. Senior Congress chief and Punjab’s chief of the opposition (LoP) Partap Singh Bajwa has criticised the Mann authorities for its failure to verify liquor smuggling to different states, together with Gujarat.
“Gujarat goes for the state meeting polls and amidst that Punjab-made liquor was being smuggled with impunity to Gujarat to affect the voters,” alleged Bajwa.
He even demanded a judicial probe to unearth the “huge fish” behind the smuggling of liquor to Gujarat.
The opposition has alleged that the police have been going intentionally gradual within the investigations. Thus far, they haven’t been in a position to arrest any of these named within the FIR. The police probe has additionally failed to determine the id of those that had ordered the consignment. This regardless of a particular investigation crew (SIT) shaped for the probe.
Patiala police officers stated that efforts have been on to trace down the accused and denied any laxity within the probe. Officers claimed that with prohibition enforced in Gujarat, some unscrupulous contractors wished to make a fast buck by smuggling liquor to dry states.
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