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The expensive liquor you are drinking may be fake!

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 19:00

New Delhi: Delhi Police on Wednesday claimed to
have unearthed a bottling plant of "fake" Scotch whisky,
expensive wine and champagne and arrested a 48-year-old man in
this connection.

The arrested has been identified as Munna Khan. He was
nabbed on a tip-off yesterday from Cariappa Marg in Neb Sarai.

34 bottles of Black Label, one carton of Chivas
Regal, one carton of Mcdowell No 1 and one carton of Blenders`
Pride were recovered from the car which Khan was driving.

Khan allegedly used to take delivery of spurious liquor
at a very cheap price from one Jai Prakash Chawla and supply
the same to various parts of Delhi.

He told police that Chawla allegedly used to refill
low-priced liquor in the bottles of expensive brands, Deputy
Commissioner of Police (South) H G S Dhaliwal said.

"At his instance, a raid was conducted at the residence
of Chawla but he was not found there. But during the search of
his house, huge quantity of liquor were recovered," he said.

"The accused used to refill low-cost Indian whisky in the
bottles by mixing them in a certain proportion and sell the
same as original Scotch whisky especially of brands like Blue
Label, Black Label, Green Label, Red Label and Gold Label.

"They used to perform the same trick in rebottling
expensive wines of Moet and Chandon.

All this was carried
with the help of sophisticated machines and equipment used for
re-corking and resealing. Even the labels and boxes were
specially prepared and printed," Dhaliwal said.


First Published: Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 19:00
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