Guwahati : Assam excise department on Friday had destroyed over 6 lakh seized liquor bottales worth of Rs 168.54 crore
The huge quantity seized liquor bottles had crushed under a road roller at Garchuk area, outskirts of Guwahati in presence of Assam excise minister Parimal Suklabaidya.
The Bureau of Investigations Economic Offences (BIEO) of Assam police had seized a huge quantity of illegal IMFL and beer bottles around 17,410 cases from four different places at Khatkhati area in Karbi Anglong district in 2016.
The estimated cost of the seized liquor is Rs 168,54,31,349.
The BIEO had registered four cases (no 21/2016, 22/2016, 23/2016 and 24/2016) in this regard and arrested 13 persons and filed four charge sheets before the court.
On Friday, the Assam excise department had destroyed the seized liquor bottles as per direction of the court.
(By Hemanta Kumar Nath, Guwahati)