The Excise Department has been actively running operations in Dooars to tackle the smuggling of Bhutanese liquor in the area.
In a similar operation, the Jaigaon branch of the Excise Department conducted an operation in the Kalchini Manthram area last night and followed a pick-up van.
The van was stopped after a while and 840 bottles of Bhutanese alcohol was found in the vehicle. Two people named Gorajman Katwal and Kamal Chettri were arrested in connection to the case.
Katwal is a resident of Bhutan while Chettri hails from Hasimara. The OC of the Excise Department, Deepak Kumar Saha, shared that the duo was presented in front of the Alipurduar Court today.