Illegal influx of liquor: Assam to set up check points at Arunachal Pradesh border

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In August last year, an Assam Assembly committee had found that the state excise department failed to measures to prevent illegal liquor trade
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Assam: Dhemaji Police, Excise department seizes liquor on dry day
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Guwahati: In a bid to check illegal smuggling of liquor from the neighbouring state of Arunachal Pradesh, state government has asked the excise department to set up temporary check posts along the state’s boundary with Arunachal Pradesh.

On Tuesday, chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma while reviewing the excise department’s work has directed the department to set up additional numbers of check posts on temporary basis to check the menace.

Earlier in August last year, an Assam Assembly committee had found that the state excise department failed to take adequate measures to prevent illegal liquor trade along the border areas and suggested forming an armed battalion of its own to control “accelerating” unlawful activities.

The report of the committee had recommended the excise department to take necessary steps to check influx of liquor from Arunachal Pradesh by putting in place ‘check points’ and increase vigilance and enforcement activities in the districts bordering Arunachal Pradesh.

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