Dhubri police on Thursday seized illegal liquor worth more than Rs10 lakhs during checking drive.

They also arrested the driver cum owner of the truck  with the consignment and booked him  under the Excise Act.

The accused have been identified as Bikash Kumar S/O Ram Saran of village Vasai, Wartack Tower B- Building 3rd floor Room No 305 under Palghar police station and district of Maharashtra.

He is identified as the driver cum owner of the truck bearing registration no MH-48-AY-9531 while the consignment of the illegal liquor having 200 cartons was hidden under the packets of paddy husk.

Althouth, the original destination of the consignment has not yet been ascertained till filing of this report but in the primary investigation it has been found that the said truck was coming from Fakiragram of Kokrajhar district of Assam, police said.

Necessary action has been initiated as per law against the alleged truck driver and the consignment with truck has been handed over to Gauripur police station for further investigation.

Meanwhile, in another drive under the same police station, a huge consignments of illegal valuable timber carried on boats has also been seized and in this connection three persons have been arrested, police added.

Mukesh Kr Singh

Mukesh Kr Singh is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dhubri. He can be reached at: mkdhubri@gmail.com