Port Blair, Mar 20: Observing zero tolerance towards illegal trade & sale of alcohol, frequent raids was conducted near the bus/truck stand at Bathu Basti close to the Parking Lot where there were complaints of selling IMFL illegally. On suspicious of nexus between the illegal liquor selling shops and ‘Kerala Bhavan’ Bar at Bathu Basti, a surprise checking of the IMFL stock of the ‘Kerala Bhavan’ Bar was carried out by a team of local police headed by SHO PS Pahargaon on 17/3/2017 which found excessive stock. Thus the excessive stock of different quantity of IMFL and beer/wine were seized alongwith stock registers, bill books etc. On this, manger of the bar Madhuveeran, 43 yrs R/o Garacharama and the lease owner of the Bar Smt. Jayalalitha, 48 yrs R/o Bathu Basti were arrested by registering a case under 32 Regulation III of 1876 at PS Pahargaon. Further investigation of the case is continuing. Strict action would be taken against the above bar.
The general public is requested to keep surveillance over the movements of newcomers/strangers in their respective locality and pass on information pertaining to such illegal activities by unscrupulous and anti-social elements on the following telephone numbers 233077, 232405, 232400, 250525, 232232 & 100. The identity of the informer will be kept secret.