Crime Branch Busts Another Liquor Smuggling Racket and Arrested a Robber-Cum-Murderer

Crime Branch Busts Another Liquor Smuggling Racket and Arrested a Robber-Cum-Murderer



Crime Branch busts another liquor smuggling racket and arrested a Robber-cum-Murderer.

Huge profits to liquor smugglers.

Heavy revenue losses to concerned State Govts.

One Eicher Turbo 1080 No. ‘UP-15-AT-7194’ tempo carrying illicit liquor 124 cartons (132 Bottles & 5464 Quarters of illicit liquor) recovered.

A team of officers of Crime Branch led by Inspr Pawan Kumar and consisting of SI Vishal Chaudhary, ASI Rakesh Ahulwalia, HC Murlidhar, Consts Ravinder Khokhar, Ravinder Malik, Rohit Solanki and Rajesh under the supervision of ACP Udai Veer Singh Rathi and overall supervision of Addl DCP Bhisham Singh has arrested oneAjay Dhaka s/o Bijender Singh r/o Village Dhikoli, PS Chandi Nagar, Distt Baghpat, UP,and recovered124 cartons of illicit liquor from his possession. The boxes of illicit liquor were concealed beneath tarpaulin in the Eicher Turbo 1080 Tempo.

Information was received by Ct Ravinder Khokhar that one person is involved in illicit liquor trafficking of popular brands of Haryana and Arunachal Pradesh and he uses a Eicher Turbo 1080 Tempo for supplying the same in UP and Delhi. This information was further developed and on receipt of a specific input a trap was laid on 14.07.2013, near Andrews Ganj Flyover, Ring Road, Delhi. While intercepting the tempo the driver tried to dodge the raiding party and after a long chase the tempo was finally intercepted and its driver apprehended across the Andrews Ganj Flyover. After preliminary interrogation, he was identified as Ajay Dhaka s/o BijenderSinghr/oVillage Dhikoli PS Chandi Nagar, Distt Baghpat, UP, aged about 25 years. The search of the tempo was taken and 124 cartons of liquor, all for sale in Haryana and Arunachal Pradesh were recovered. In this regard a case FIR No. 122/13 PS. Crime Branch u/s 33 Delhi Excise Act has been registered.

Accused Ajay Dhaka was further interrogated, he disclosed that due to different price tag of liquor all over India, he trafficked liquor from Haryana and smuggles to other states as per demand. The price of liquor is lower in Haryana and Arunachal Pradesh as compared to Delhi and UP. The rate in Haryana is Rs.1500 per carton while in Delhi, it is Rs.2500/-. Thus, he receives a huge profit on each trip of smuggling, amounting to lacs, while the state Govts. Incur heavy loss of excise duty. Sustained interrogation revealed that he is a desperate criminal and lots of cases are pending against him in UP and Delhi.

Scrutiny of his criminal record revealed that in the past he had committed robbery, murder and also has cases of attempt to murder, Arms Act etc on him. His previous involvements are as under:-

Sl.No. / FIR No. / U/S / PS
1. / 594/2009 / 25,54,59 A.Act / Malviya Nagar, Delhi
2. / 248/2008 / 302-IPC / Chandi Nagar, UP
3. / 195/2006 / 307-IPC / Ramala, UP
4. / 196/2006 / 25 Arms Act / Ramala, UP
5. / Nil/2006 / 41/102Cr.PC & 411-IPC / Ramala, UP
6. / 167/2006 / 392-IPC / Kandhla, UP

It may be recalled that the Crime Branch had busted a similar racket on 4.2.2013 and recovered huge quantity of liquor i.e. 3500 Quarters (seventy cartons) of country made liquor and 960 quarters (twenty cartons) of impact grain whisky in Tata Ace vehicle No. DL-1L-N-4410. These 90 cartons were meant for sale in Haryana only. A trap was laid at Shahdara flyover and one Kapil of Saroop Nagar was apprehended with same modus-operandi.

The huge difference in rates of liquor in UP and Haryana is having a booming affect on this illicit trade. Many small traders and unscrupulous elements are reportedly indulging in this business to earn quick money. It is inferred from the last few cases that criminals at large are indulging in illicit liquor trade. Consequently, the concerned state Govts are incurring huge loss of revenue.