Fake Liquor Racket Exposed: Toxic liquor sold as branded alcohol in Siliguri

Siliguri, 07th July: An alarming incident has come to light in Siliguri, where a racket producing and selling toxic liquor has been exposed. Unaware customers have been consuming poisonous liquor under the prominent alcohol brand names. The Pradhan Nagar police have arrested one suspect, Dilip Mandal (39) from Hakimpara, in connection with the case.

According to reports, the operation was being conducted in a rented house in the Karaibari area near Milan More in Devidanga. The toxic liquor was being manufactured, bottled and packaged with the logos of well-known companies to mislead the consumers. Acting on a tip-off, the officers from Pradhan Nagar police station raided the house in the said area.

During the raid, the police uncovered the extent of the counterfeit liquor operation and seized 2,040 bottles of fake liquor, 80 liters of raw spirit, branded company logos, and empty bottles worth several lakhs of rupees. Subsequently, the accused Dilip Mandal was arrest.

Police sources revealed that the chemicals were being used to produce the toxic liquor inside the house. The illegal business had been running for a long time within Siliguri and was specifically targeting markets in Bihar, Punjab, and Siliguri. The arrested suspect was presented in Siliguri court today. Meanwhile, police have launched a hunt for other suspects involved in this case.

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