Illicit liquor manufacturing unit unearthed, six held

Friday, February 4, 2011

NEW DELHI - The Delhi Police Crime Branch has unearthed a manufacturing unit making illicit premium scotch whisky, a printing press where fake stickers and labels of various premium brands were printed and arrested six people with 156 liquor bottles.

Police received a tip-off about a man in a Toyota Corolla car who was to sell fake scotch whisky in Rohini’s Sector-9.

“We laid a trap and apprehended him Jan 30. Vinod Dua, 45, is a resident of Lajpat Nagar. We recovered 60 bottles of fake Chivas Regal scotch whisky and 24 bottles of Johnny Walker Black Label from him,” a senior police officer said.

During interrogation, Dua told police that he had purchased it from his associate Sudhir Yadav, 36, a resident of Sarita Vihar who was later apprehended with 36 bottles of fake Johnny Walker Black Label whisky.

“Raids were conducted at Yadav’s duplex flat from where he ran the manufacturing unit. From the flat, 24 illicit liquor bottles, a large number of empty bottles, liquor in three plastic cans, stickers and caps of various brands were recovered,” the officer said.

Yadav is a graduate and had earlier worked in a multinational bank. For the last three years, he has been running this unit from his flat in Sarita Vihar. He has earned huge profits and recently bought a new Hyundai Accent Car from his earnings.

Subsequently, Mohammad Nazim, 28, a resident of Nizamuddin, and Raju of Dakshinpuri, scrap dealers who provided empty bottles procured from restaurants and hotels, were held. They sold it to Yadav at Rs.150 per bottle.

Narender Chopra, 60, a resident of Geeta Colony, who provided fake caps of various brands and fake stickers and labels, and Sushil Mittal, 40, a resident of Uttam Nagar responsible for disposing off the illicit liquor at parties at farm houses at Rs.30,000, were also arrested later.

Yadav spent about Rs.7,200 to prepare 12 bottles of scotch whisky and to prepare it, he mixed Bagpiper with Signature in proportion of 75 percent and 25 percent, respectively, to prepare his brew. He sold it to Dua who further sold it to Mittal.

Vinod Dua was a property dealer till three years ago and when he suffered heavy loses, he joined Yadav’s team. Chopra has been manufacturing counterfeit caps and stickers and labels for the last 15 years. Mittal works as a part time accountant and for the last three years is selling fake whisky to farm houses and individuals.

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