Saturday, 30 November 2013


Around 200 bottles of Indian Made Foreign Liquor was seized from Rajaji National Park in Uttarakhand on 28 Nov 2013 along with two vehicles carrying them. The liquor bottles were being transported from
Karnal, Haryana to a village called Kimsar in Pauri Garhwal. It was being transported in a Honda City car having a Delhi registration. It was passing through the Kaudia-Kimsar motor road which passes through the Rajaji National Park. This road is the only road to the village Kimsar from Rishikesh, however, the stretch passing through the National Park is not surfaced and the drive is very difficult. Honda City not being a car for tough terrain roads, got easily damaged before it could reach its destination. A Bolero jeep was called for from the village and all the liquor was being shifted to the Bolero. It was around 9 p.m in the night when a forest patrol team during their night patrolling suddenly came across the vehicles. Finding these vehicles in a suspicious mode alerted the staff and on checking it was found filled with liquor. Further checking revealed additional liquor bottles inside the seat of the car. There were four persons in all, of which two of them managed to escape in the darkness. The two others were arrested and the vehicles were seized by the forest staff and were transferred to the Uttarakhand Police for further action. It is suspected that the liquor bottles were being transported to influence voters for the oncoming Panchayat elections in the State.

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