Daijiworld Media Network – Kasargod (MS)
Kasargod, May 8: A special squad of district excise department confiscated a huge cache of liquor that was being illegally transported on an auto rickshaw. The accused managed to escape from the spot. As many as 864 bottles of liquor manufactured for the Karnataka market were confiscated. These were transported in more than 11 cartons.
The liquor was transported from Karnataka to Kerala in an auto rickshaw. As per the information available to the excise squad, the auto rickshaw was traced near Adkasthala in Perla by the special excise squad.
The auto rickshaw was parked by the side of the road near Adkasthala. When the excise squad personnel checked the vehicle they found the liquor. It is suspected that the accused must have fled from the spot as he saw the vehicle of the excise department.
A case against B M Narayana Poojari is registered in this connection. Excise sleuths are on the hunt to apprehend the accused. It is learnt that the accused was involved in the same trade earlier also according to the information provided by excise officials.