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UP: Illicit liquor worth Rs 1 cr seized ahead of Kairana bypoll

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Muzaffarnagar (UP), May 7 : The police today claimed to have seized liquor worth Rs one crore at two checkposts on the Haryana-Uttar Pradesh border in Shamli district, ahead of  Kairana bypoll in Uttar Pradesh.

The 48-hour drive against smuggling of illicit liquor came days before Kairana parliamentary constituency bypoll on May 28.

According to Additional SP Shlok Kumar, during the drive,  police seized over 1,300 cartons of liquor and arrested three persons in this connection. The liquour was being smuggled from Haryana to Uttar Pradesh.

While 331 cartons of liquor worth Rs 30 lakh were seized at Yamuna checkpost in Kairana, as many as 1,000 liquor cartons having an estimated worth of Rs 70 lakh were seized at Bidoli checkpost under Jhinjhana police station limits.

Two trucks carrying the liquor cartons were also seized.

Meanwhile, police seized over Rs 12 lakh in cash from a car coming from Haryana to Kairana yesterday, according to circle officer Rajesh Kumar Tiwari.

Police intercepted an SUV and seized the cash from it.

Two persons were taken into custody for interrogation, Tiwari said, adding that the Income Tax Department has also been informed about the cash seizure.

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