Thoubal, March 11,
Four days after Police team of Thoubal police busted a counterfeit Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) Factory at Thoubal Athokpam area, another manufacturing factory of the similar IMFL has been busted by the Thoubal Police at Khongjom Keithel around 7.30 am today.
Police team under the supervision of SP Thoubal, Dr. S. Ibomcha had been conducting the drive against illegal illicit liquor since the last couple of weeks.
After getting specific information about the existence of illegal counterfeit liquor factory have been received a team of Thoubal Police including women personnel raided the house and busted the illegal manufacturing unit.
The police team beside arresting the manufacturer gang which included Heikrujam Bikramjit Singh (37) s/o H. Manao of Khongjom Bazar and Ms. Changamayum Usharani Devi (43) D/O (L) Ch. Tomba Singh of Athokpam Awang Leikai several articles used for manufacturing the counterfeit IMFL including 11 Empty Plastic Jeri cans (20 litres capacity each) ; One wooden frame for screen printing; Rolex ink blue in colour; Four plastic packets of colouring powder of gold colour; One bottle of unidentified liquid for processing illegal liquor; an unit of two big aluminum pots for processing illegal liquors; three local made iron machines for assembling illegal liquors’ bottles; and one bottle of liquid suspected to be reducing agent for screen printing from their houses were seized.
The police team also picked up one Md. Ajit Khan(39) s/o Md. Abdul Latip of Heiyel Labuk for supplying unidentified chemicals in liquid form used in the manufacture of the illegal liqours .
The arrested persons along with seized articles have been handed over to Khongjom Police Station.
The police team on further raid also detained Laishram Tilotama(56) w/o Shyam of Lamding Laishram Leikai and recovered 5 bottles of OC Blue 750ml, and 31 bottles of Caravan whisky 750 ml and 48 can beers of Diablo 500 ml. The arrested persons along with the seized articles have been handed over to Thoubal Police Station.
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