Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Spurious toddy seized in raid

ALAPPUZHA: Three persons were arrested and 1,235 litres of toddy laced with spirit was seized during an Excise raid at Muthukulam near Kayamkulam here on Tuesday.

The raid, which began at 6 p.m., found that toddy was being laced with spirit, both illegally procured and brewed, in a shed adjoining the house of one Chandran, who is now absconding.

Ratheeshan, 38, Reji, 29, both from Haripad, and Manu, 26, of Kayamkulam were arrested in this connection.

The raid was led by Excise Commissioner Siddaiah, Joint Commissioner Sukumar Chettiar and Deputy Commissioner N.J. Mathai, Excise sources said.

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