Adalaj police raided a container depot located near Khoraj canal on Friday and seized 5,500 cartons of IMFL worth Rs 2.2 crore. This happens to be one of the biggest seizures by the police in the past five years.
According to the police, they got specific information that a huge amount of IMFL was to be delivered in Gandhinagar area through trucks. Acting on it, a team was put on watch and checking was carried out.
During the checking, officials got information that the liquor was stored in a godown in Khodiyar container depot and they raided the place. JG Vaghela, inspector of Adalaj police station, said, “When they raided the godown, they saw a man fleeing the spot. Apart from that, no one else was present.”
During the raid, the police found 5,500 cartons of IMFL inside the godown and even in four cars parked outside. IMFL worth Rs2.2 crore and five cars and a two wheeler, together worth Rs 84 lakh were seized.
The godown belonged to a person named Sasikant Patel, a resident of Khoraj and a month back he gave it on rent to a person called Yadav from Haryana.
Virendrasingh Gadhvi, superintendent of police, Gandhinagar, said, “During investigation, it was revealed that the godown was rented out a month back for a junkyard but was used to store IMFL. We have started an investigation to nab the person and further investigation is on.”
Investigation also revealed that the IMFL was transported in containers to a godown and from there, using cars, was supplied to bootleggers in Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar.