Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC) has expelled the overall secretary of Hamirpur district for being discovered indulging in unlawful commerce of spurious liquor in Mandi.

Hamirpur District Congress President Rajendra Jar mentioned that after Neeraj Thakur’s identify surfaced within the case, he has been faraway from the put up of District Common Secretary. The Particular Investigation Crew (SIT) of the state police had seized illicit liquor from Thakur’s premises in Hamirpur.

Thakur was the Panchayat Up-Pradhan from 2011 to 2016 and was a Congress ticket contender for the meeting elections from Hamirpur Meeting Constituency.

He was arrested from Chandigarh on Saturday night after he seized 9 containers of illicit liquor from his enterprise premises in Hamirpur.

It’s revealed that he was attempting to flee to Nepal, at the same time as he was requested to not go away the dominion. The consignments of liquor confiscated from his business premises are being tallied with the consignments recovered in Sundernagar, the place seven folks died after consuming spurious liquor.

Preliminary investigation revealed that Thakur had 17 liquor outlets, a resort and properties price crores.

The SIT is probing his property papers. It was discovered that Thakur used to work as a salesman in a liquor store a few decade in the past and used to amass property price crores from unlawful enterprise.

5 extra arrested

In the meantime, the SIT has arrested 4 extra folks within the case. They’ve been recognized as Praveen Thakur, the proprietor of the unlawful manufacturing unit in Hamirpur, his staff Pushpendra and Sunny; AK Tripathi supplying the formulation and Sagar Saini, the spirit provider. A complete of 13 folks have been arrested on this case thus far.

Deputy Inspector Common of Police (DIG) Madhu Sudan, who heads the Particular Investigation Crew (SIT), mentioned they had been attempting to trace down the consignments of liquor being equipped to completely different districts. He mentioned that the accused used methanol as an alternative of ethanol in illicit liquor which led to the dying.

In the meantime, the investigation additionally revealed that Narendra alias Kalul, a key participant within the unlawful liquor enterprise, has collected property price crores inside just a few years.

He got here from a easy household and used to drive an autorickshaw in Sundernagar. He additionally labored as a non-public bus driver. He had are available contact with some folks concerned in unlawful enterprise. Police have seized 5 buses, two vans and two JCB machines.

Gaurav Manhas, the kingpin of the Gaurav Manhas case, a resident of Panchrukhi of Palampur, Kangra, has additionally earned property price crores by means of unlawful enterprise. A number of circumstances are registered towards him in lots of districts of the state.

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