Woman arrested for illicit distillation



REASI: Police on Saturday nabbed a woman and recovered Hooch along with still and utensils.
As per details, an information was received at Police Station Chassana from reliable sources that a woman namely Shama Devi, wife of Joginder Singh, resident of Neosi Chanakote, Reasi is indulged in business of manufacturing and selling of illicit liquor (hooch) at village Neosi of Chanakote and other surrounding areas. Acting on information, a police party led by SHO Police Station Chassana Insp Balram Sharma along with PSI Rohit and team from Police Station Chassana conducted a raid and arrested Shama Devi, who was preparing hooch near his house. 12 litres hooch and 35 litres of Lahan were also recovered, which were destroyed on the spot in presence of EMIC Chassana while still, apparatus, pipes, utensils etc were seized by Police.
In this regard a case vide FIR No 6, under section 48 (E) of Excise Act was registered against her at Police Station Chassana.