Liquor shop raided at Airoli, seven ar­rested

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - G Mo­hi­ud­din Jeddy ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­times. com

The spe­cial squad un­der the lead­er­ship of deputy com­mis­sioner of po­lice, zone I, Shahji Umap con­tin­ued its ac­tion against il­le­gal liquor dens by raid­ing one on Wed­nes­day.

The po­lice laid a trap around 10pm on Wed­nes­day.

Ac­cord­ing to Umap, “We re­ceived in­for­ma­tion that an il­le­gal liquor joint was op­er­at­ing next to a beer shop at Sec­tor 20 in Airoli. My squad then raided the place.”

He added, “The squad con­firmed the ex­is­tence of the il­le­gal place and ar­rested seven peo­ple, in­clud­ing the own­ers and the cus­tomers who did not have the per­mit to drink.”

Six of the ac­cused, who are res­i­dents of Airoli, have been iden­ti­fied as Ma­hen­draku­mar Mahto, 20, of Sec­tor 20, Nikhil More, 25, a res­i­dent of Sec­tor 5, Atish Jad­hav, 31, of Sainath­wadi in Airoli, Amit Shinde, 28, of Airoli gaon, Prashant Jag­tap, 35, of Mu­lund, San­ket More, 22, of Ish­war­na­gar, Digha and Yo­gesh Salunkhe, 28, a res­i­dent of Sec­tor 9.

Mahto was run­ning the liquor joint for Ran­ganath Prabhu. The rest of the ar­rested were cus­tomers at the joint.

A case un­der Mum­bai pro­hi­bi­tion act has been reg­is­tered against the ac­cused at Ra­bale po­lice sta­tion.

The po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing how long the joint had been in ex­is­tence and are look­ing for Prabhu.

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