A special team of the Haryana Chief Minister’s Flying Squad conducted surprise raids at 604 places across the state to check the manufacture of spurious products, including illicit liquor, illegal plying of passenger and transport vehicles and registered cases against those involved in such unauthorised activities. As many as 160 criminal cases have been registered by the team at different police stations, and 210 persons were arrested.
Inspector General of Police, CID, Anil Rao, said the team had raided 68 places and seized 30,000 kg adulterated desi ghee, 22,000 litres of adulterated palm oil and 56,000 litres of adulterated mustard oil. Besides, samples have also been collected from factories manufacturing various food items and sent for lab testing. As many as 353 illegal gas cylinders were also recovered from various districts during the raids.
Mr. Rao said the team also busted a gang in Karnal involved in illegal trade of black oil and recovered 61,000 litres of black oil, 2,000 litres of waste black oil, 1,200 bags of chuna powder, 108 drums of tar and 45 bags of bitumen from them.
Raids were also conducted at 111 locations and 1.50 lakh illicit bottles of countrymade liquor, Indian Made Foreign Liquor and beer were seized.
The flying squad also impounded 243 vehicles, including buses, maxi-cabs, overloaded trucks and dumpers during a surprise checking at 197 locations. These were plying in an unauthorised manner.
And to check hospitals running without authorisation, 10 quacks were arrested.
the local police. The squad also recovered trucks, trolleys and dumpers involved in illegal mining, he added.