Central Crime Station Destroys 600 Liters of Fermented Wash (Junglee) & Bhatti Apparatus from Ferrargunj Jungle

Port Blair, Aug 30: Central Crime Station police in its continuous efforts to crackdown on bootlegging, illegal and spurious liquors, strikes hard against bootleggers and conducted a Jungle search operation at Hazaribagh jungle Ferrargunj area.

After persistent efforts and developing specific information, the staff of PS Central Crime Station comprising Head Constables Sanjay Kujur, S. Baroi, Constables Chandran and K. Rajendran under the command of Inspr. Mahesh Kumar Yadav, SHO, PS CCS, carried out a jungle search operation against bootleggers in Hazaribagh Ferrargunj jungle. After searching for an hour, they recovered four (04) iron drums containing 600 liters of Fermented wash (Lehan), two (02) iron tins, and other bhatti articles used for making desi liquor. Accordingly, the team conducted search for the accused persons in the jungle of Hazarbagh but could not find anyone. The recovered Fermented wash (Lehan) and other bhatti articles were destroyed on the spot under camera. Preparation of such alcoholic beverage under uncontrolled environment is illegal and can be highly toxic. The jungle search operation was conducted under the supervision of Sh. Jagdev Singh Yadav, Dy.SP (CID) and overall command and supervision of Shri Ravi Kumar Singh, IPS, SP(CID).

The Andaman & Nicobar Police is taking all possible steps in making these islands free from anti-social activities and is keeping strict vigil to stop gambling, smuggling and proliferation of narcotics substances in these Islands. General Public is once again requested to pass on credible information on narcotics substances, illegal sale of liquor, gambling or any illegal activity on the telephone numbers: 233307, 232586, 100, & 9474233832. The identity of the informer will be kept secret.

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