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Liquor vend sealed in Samana

Patiala:Special teams under Returning Officer (RO) cum Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM), Samana, Amreshewar Singh on Wednesday conducted surprise raids on a liquor vend situated at Ambedkar Chowk in Samana.

RO found that vend was selling of liquor through slips issued by political parties. During the raid a total of 497 slips along with Rs 42,900 in cash were recovered from the vend.

Besides 10 persons lined up to take the liquor through slips were also taken into the custody.

Even both the owners and an accountant of the vend were also booked and taken in custody.RO immediately sealed the tavern. He said that a case under section 171-B of the IPC have been registered at the Samana City Police Station against 13 persons.

Meanwhile, police busted biggest haul of illegal pharamceutical drugs in Hoshiarpur on Wednesday. Over 7 lakh capsules, 5 lak tablets and 226 kits of mirror I stone were recovered from unlicensed medical shop. Total seizure amounts to Rs 38lakh.

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