Six traders held for abetting liquor mafia in AP
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Last Updated: Monday, April 09, 2012, 00:18
Hyderabad: Continuing its crackdown against liquor mafia in Andhra Pradesh, Anti-Corruption Bureau sleuths raided liquor shops in Vizianagaram district and arrested six persons, a senior official said on Sunday.

The arrested accused, who are holders of liquor licences, are charged with working in collaboration with liquor syndicate members, Visakhapatnam DSP N Venkateshwar Rao told PTI, adding all of them were produced before a court today and were remanded in judicial custody.

The accused are identified as M Ramu, Srinivas Rao, Shankargangadhar Rao, K Narayanappadu and Durga Rao.

The ACB has been conducting raids in different districts since last December after "exposing" the nexus among liquor mafia, politicians and officials.

The agency had earlier arrested liquor don Nunna Venkata Ramana, who, allegedly confessed to having paid Rs 10 lakh to excise minister Mopivedi Venkat Ramana and 'mamools' (bribe) to two MLAs.

The ACB has also arrested several excise and police officials since March for their alleged links with the liquor mafia.


First Published: Monday, April 09, 2012, 00:18

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