Polls: 2 booked for possessing liquor tokens

Police have registered a case against two persons for carrying tokens allegedly provided by a political party supporter to take liquor bottles.

Last Updated: Jan 28, 2012, 17:34 PM IST

Moga: Police have registered a case
against two persons for carrying tokens allegedly provided by
a political party supporter to take delivery of liquor bottles
from local vends.

A case was registered on Friday against Gursewak Singh of
Kot Ise Khan and Tehal Singh of Fatehgarh Panjtoor.

An Excise official, who had seized 36 such tokens, had
filed a complaint in this regard.

The elections to the 117-seat Punjab Assembly will take
place on January 30.

The Excise department had earlier received complaints
that some candidates were trying to influence voters by
offering them free liquor.

On Thursday, the department had seized about 131 cartons
of liquor belonging to the vend owner of Kokari Kalan as these
boxes were kept at an unauthorised place. Another 54 cartons
were seized from Sadhanwali Basti Moga.
About a fortnight back, a similar raid was carried out at
the house of a woman, who was acting as a courier, in which
police had seized eight cartons of liquor.

PTI