Guwahati, December 31: At a time when there are reports of the law enforcement agencies recovering illegal liquor with fake labels in the state which are reportedly smuggled from the neighbouring states specially Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya at low cost, at the same time another illegal liquor consignment busted in Assam’s Karbi Anglong.
The said smuggling has been causing huge revenue loss to the state.
This time a truck full of 700 cases of Indian-made foreign liquor (IMFL) worth over Rs 20 lakh was seized by a team of excise officials which was reportedly smuggled from Arunachal Pradesh on Saturday.
This recent seizure has led to the state excise department raise brows ordering an inquiry into the same as questions arose as to how the consignment entered the state passing atleast four districts undetected.
As such a magisterial inquiry along with a case under the IPC sections have been has been directed regarding the illegal move and the route used by the smugglers.
As per reports the truck had a transit pass to transport the consignment from Naharlagun to Bordumsa in Arunachal Pradesh.
It may be mentioned that smuggling of beer and IMFL from the neighbouring states have been resulting in revenue loss for the state, where earlier this month all the DC’s and SP’s of all the districts of Upper Assam were asked to step up vigil against the move.