Chandigarh, January 8
Special teams of the Haryana Chief Minister’s Flying Squad conducted surprise raids on 554 places, registered 242 cases and arrested 340 persons across the state in 2021.
An official spokesman said total fine and value of other items recovered during these raids was more than Rs 13.89 crore. These raids were conducted after receiving information about various irregularities committed by accused persons.
The purpose of these raids was to check manufacturing of adulterated and spurious products, including illicit liquor, busting of fake call centres, GST frauds, electricity theft, black marketing of domestic gas and oxygen cylinders, illegal mining, drug peddling, checking of overloaded vehicles, irregularities in issuing driving license, and registration certificate, he added.Out of the total cases registered, 124 were under investigation while charge sheet in 118 FIRs had been submitted in courts concerned, he said.
The spokesperson said that flying squad teams raided 107 places to clamp down manufacturing of adulterated and spurious products and arrested six persons in this connection. These raids led to recovery of fines and goods to the tune of over Rs 3.64 crores, he added. In a drive to check illicit liquor, flying squad teams arrested 114 persons in 98 surprise raids, which led to the recovery of over Rs 3.98 crore from accused, he said.