The Fact News Service
Jalandhar, January 14
The Deputy Commissioner Excise Jalandhar Zone Jaskaran Singh Brar has directed the liquor vendors in the district to strictly follow the guidelines of the Election Commission of India during electioneering otherwise the requisite action would be initiated in case of any violation.
Giving details about the action plan put in place, the DC Excise Jaskaran Singh Brar said that immediate after imposition of Model Code of Conduct 48 enforcement teams led by excise and taxation officers had been constituted in all districts falling in Jalandhar Zone to keep a close watch on suspicious activities in the region. Besides this, 14 nodal officers have also been deployed under special vigil to check smuggling of liquor from other states, he added
The DC Excise also informed that the Deputy Commissioner Jalandhar Ghanshyam Thori had already held a meeting with liquor vendors and traders to apprise them about the guidelines. He said that they had been directed to comply with the said directions without any fail otherwise the requisite action would be initiated. He said that the hotels, restaurants and bars etc falling in the Jalandhar range-2 were being checked by the excise teams. The teams seized unauthorized liquor from three restaurants/bars in Amritsar and one in Jalandhar recently and took action under Excise Act.
Pertinently, the excise teams also recovered lahan in heavy quantity in Jalandhar, Amritsar, Tarn Taran, Gurdaspur and Hoshiarpur in the month of December and got it destroyed. He said that in December 1939042 kilo lahan, 3694.93 litre illicit liquor and 11480 liter smuggled liquor was seized.Jalandhar: Liquor vendors/traders asked to follow ECI guidelines in true spirit