Truck driver caught smuggling 174 liquor boxes to Himachal


Shimla, July 31:  The crime branch of Chandigarh Police arrested a truck driver for allegedly trying to smuggle 174 boxes of liquor from Chandigarh to Himachal Pradesh in the wee hours of Saturday. Himachal Pradesh native Brahmanand was arrested at IT Park, after a tip-off to the police that a truck would be smuggling the liquor at around 1.30am on Saturday. Chandigarh crime branch deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Pawan Kumar said the accused had bought the country-made liquor from Daria village, near Chandigarh railway station, and was planning to smuggle it to Theog in Himachal Pradesh’s Shimla district.

Kumar said they had booked the accused under sections of the Excise Act. “He used to sell liquor at a margin of Rs 40 -60 per bottle,”

Kumar said the accused had hidden the liquor by loading the upper portion of the truck’s carrier with bricks. “At first, when we just saw the bricks, we thought that we had been given wrong information about a truck smuggling liquor out of Chandigarh,” he said. “But then we noticed the lower portion and found the liquor boxes. In all, we have found 174 boxes of liquor, which total to about 2,000 bottles worth Rs 1.5 lakh.”

The DSP said the driver could not produce a permit to carry the liquor either. “A case against him has been registered at IT park police station. The accused has been released on bail,” he added.

Himachal Khurki
Himachal Khurki
Himachali with blood, heart & Soul. Gali Gali Himachal Ki Nas Nas Mein Basi Hain. Truly loves & care about the state of Himachal Pradesh


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here


Related articles

Top 10 highest earning Instagram celebrities in 2022

Getting paid over 2 million for posting on one's Insta handle is quite an envious thing today! There...

iPhone 14 is here! Khurki gets you the specs…

On September 7, Apple will announce the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14...

Another day of patriotism just passes by, when will we wake up?

INDEPENDENCE, we enjoy it every day but are thankful for it on that one day of the year:...

These Memes about 90s will give you a dose of laughter, provided you lived the 90s!

The years gone by always end up giving you mixed feelings. It is not about time passed but...