Liquor bottles seized from canal
In the second such major seizure, Excise Officials seized hundreds of liquor bottles from Thungabhdra canal at Vallabharayapalem village, in Ponnuru mandal of the district today.
Excise department officials said on a tip off, they searched
the Tungabhadra canal and found the liquor bottles, some of them
containing liquor. The others were empty. The officials found three gunny bags containing the liquor bottles with Impact label. Suspecting that more bottles could be hidden in the canal, the officials were trying to press expert swimmers into service to search in the canal.
Three days ago, 502 carton boxes, containing liquor bottles,
worth lakhs of rupees, were seized when they were hoarded in an
old textile mill at Tummalapalem village in Yadlapadu mandal.
The police, during investigation, found they belonged to YSRCP candidate of Ponnuru Assembly constituency, Ravi Venkataramana. A case was registered against him police teams rushed to arrest him.
(Posted on 29-04-2014)