ABOHAR, AUGUST 6: Officials of Excise department, Khuyiansarwer police and Rajasthan police on Thursday destroyed about 90,000 litre of illicit liquor that had been dumped along the Gang (Bikaner) canal.
The achievement comes after a drive was launched following the death of 116 people due to spurious liquor.
Deputy Commissioner, Excise, Jaskaran Singh Brar said the department had taken the help of Khuyiansarwer police station as well as their Rajasthan counterparts.
Excise Inspector Jasbir Singh Gill took action on a tip-off. He said there was a dense tree cover on the banks of the canal that passes through Abohar and bootleggers had dug deep pits to dump illicit liquor.
In a joint operation was launched near Tootwala village, the department detected about 90,000 liter stored alongside the canal, which was destroyed on the spot.
In another raid, Excise Inspector Harjit Singh with the help of Abohar Sadar police found and destroyed 500 litre of illicit liquor from the banks of Abohar Branch Canal near Chanankhera village.