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  • 14,000 bottles of illicit liquor seized from local BJP leader’s chicken farm in Kerala

    Published on December 27, 2023

    Thrissur: A local Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and his accomplice were arrested on Tuesday by the state police for illicit brewing.

    Over 14,000 bottles of illicit foreign liquor and over 2,400 litres of spirit stored in a hidden room inside a godown of the BJP leaderrs’s chicken farm  was seized by the local police.

    Acting on a tip-off, Kerala police arrested Lalu (50), a local BJP leader and a former panchayat member and his accomplice, Idukki native Lawrence (52).

    According to the police the illicit liquor and spirit were recovered from a hidden room inside a godown in the chicken farm at Vellanchira near Kodakara here.

    The raid was led by Chalakkudy and Irinjalakuda DySPs.

    Police suspects the accused  was engaged in transportation of spirit from here in a massive way. But the source of 14,000 bottles of liquor with IMFL stickers is yet to be ascertained, the police said.

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