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Wednesday, 21 October 2020

NV Distillery chairman in 5-day police custody

Panipat, October 20

A day after Ashok Jain, the chairman of NV Distillery, was arrested from his Delhi office for his alleged role in smuggling of illicit liquor, he was produced in Samalkha court on Tuesday and sent to five-day police remand.

He has been arrested in connection with an FIR registered on October 13, 2019, under Sections 420, 467, 468, 471 and 120-B of the IPC, and the Excise Act. The FIR pertained to the recovery of 1,180 cases of illicit liquor marked as Crazy Romeo, an Indian-made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) manufactured by NV Distillery, Satish Vats, DSP (Headquarters), told the media.

On October 4, an SIT led by DSP Rajesh Phogat had arrested Dharambir, alias Nanha, of Sisiana village in connection with this case. During his three-day police remand, he disclosed that the liquor was illegally purchased from NV Distillery in Rajpura (Punjab) in connivance with its owner Jain, said Vats. — TNS

from The Tribune

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