Sarpanch arrested for illegally transporting liquor

Berhampur: The Sarpanch of Achhuli gram panchayat in Orissa's Ganjam district was arrested on charge of illegally transporting country liquor, police said on Sunday.

Sridhara Dora, the sarpanch and a juvenile were forwarded to court after their arrest yesterday, inspector-in charge of Purushottampur police station A Mishra said.

A car and 250 litres of liquor was seized from them, he said adding the liquor was being transported from a village near Khallikote to Purushottampur.

Four other persons involved in transportation of liquor were absconding, he said adding efforts are on to nab them.