Gujarat: Four cops charged for hiding liquor in police station

An FIR was registered against a police inspector and three constables of the local crime branch at Modasa in Gujarat’s Aravalli district on Saturday for allegedly hiding over 70 bottles of alcohol inside a police station, an official said.

The offense came to light after the vehicle in which two of the accused constables were carrying another 120 liquor bottles met with an accident on Friday, superintendent of police (SP) Sanjay Kharat said.

The two constables – Imran Sheikh and Pramod Pandya – were later arrested on Friday.

“Further investigation revealed that over 70 bottles of Indian-made foreign liquor (IMFL) were hidden inside the police station of the local crime branch,” he said.

Gujarat has a strict prohibition law in place that bans manufacture, sale, consumption, and transportation of liquor within the state limit.

Kharat said that these liquor bottles were part of the crime exhibit, and had been taken out of the truck that was recently seized by the police.

The investigation into the matter is underway and more details will be reveal soon, he added.

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