Nagaland :Illegal hooch worth Rs one crore destroyed ahead of the LS polls

Kohima (Nagaland) , Mar 27 : Assam Rifles and Nagaland excise department have seized and destroyed illegal liquor worth more than Rs one crore and booked 175 people as part of the election expenditure monitoring ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, according to official sources .

Excise personnel conducted raids across the state and seized liquor in the past 13 days .

The seizure consists of 2078 litres of IMFL worth Rs 7,27,394 and 8033 litres of country-made liquor worth Rs 8,83,630.

Along with seized hooch , 425 bottles of banned cough syrup were also seized during the frisking process which were destroyed on the spot.

Cases against 175 people were registered and fine amounting to Rs 1,87,500 was collected from the offenders.

( With PTI inputs)

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