Jalandhar, October 18, 2021 (Yes Punjab News)
Excise Department has got an FIR lodged against a SBS Nagar based liquor contractor after the recovery of non excise duty paid liquor from one of his vends during a special surprise checking.
Divisional Excise and Taxation Commisioner (DETC) Mr Jaspinder Singh said that on the direction of Excise Commissioner Punjab Mr Rajat Aggarwal, the department had initiated a special checking operation at liquor vends. He said that during the drive as many as 17 bottles of non-exice duty paid liquor including Chivas, Regal and Ballentine were recovered by the inspection teams thereby revealing tax evasion.
The DETC further revealed that these vends were being run by Sohan Singh Uppal & Associates licensee.
The DETC said that the recovered bottles of imported brands have been sent for testing as to check its genuineness. Furthermore, Excise Department had initiated action against the licensee under
Punjab Excise Act and subsequently Police department has lodge an FIR under various sections of IPC and Excise Act against the culprits. He said that the sustained campaign would continue in the coming days too and other vends would be checked with the directions to take strictest action, if any violation was detected.