Thoubal, April 21,
Huge quantity of seized liquors seized ahead of the 17th Lok Sabha Election during drive conducted by different police team of Thoubal district under the directive of Election Commission of India were displayed in front of media persons today at Excise Office Thoubal.
The seized liquors were then burnt in the presence of media persons. However, police personnel present on the scene collected the beer can and some IMFL for their own use. The whole episode of how the police personnel collected has been caught at video camera and Imphal Times have the copy of the video clip. It is not sure whether the police personnel are trying to destroy the collected liquors at some other places but it was caught in the camera that some police personnel had collected many IMFL bottle and can beer from the site.
The seized liquors displayed today include local country brew, beer can, Indian made Foreign Liquors etc. Deputy Superintendent of Excise Thoubal district estimated the seized liquors to have worth around Rs. 2,54,000/- .
Talking to media persons Dy. SP Excise Th. Ingo said that the liquor displayed today were seized during series of drive conducted ahead of the 17th Lok Sabha Election as per directives of the Election Expenditure Monitoring System (EEMS) under the ECI from various places of Thoubal district.
It may be mention that polling of the 3 assembly constituencies viz., Wangjing Tentha, Heirok and Khangabok Assembly Constituencies of Thoubal district was held on April 11 (first phase ) and the polling at the remaining assembly constituencies – Thoubal, Lillong and Wangkhem was held on second phase that is on April 18.
Liquors seized during the said drive as per record appeared in newspaper was much more than those displayed today. May be the Excise authority is planning for another display in the following days to destroy it.
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