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Haridwar, August 30
A case of illegal liquor being supplied in a car of a former office-bearer of the BJP has come to light in Haridwar. 
The Kankhal police seized 192 quarter bottles of Indian made foreign liquor and 144 cans of branded beer from an Ambassador car Number UA 07-0014 during a checking at the Krishna Nagar intersection around 6 am today. The car was supporting a red light atop, a VIP sticker, a flag of the BJP and a nameplate showing him as president of a ministerial committee.
Driver of the car Shekhar, a resident of Arya Nagar in Jwalapur, was arrested while his accomplice Devendra managed to escape. Shekhar disclosed to the police that the car belonged to BJP leader Guru Dev, who is said to be a close aide of local MLA Madan Kaushik.
Circle Officer Ajay Singh told The Tribune that Shekhar used to supply illegal liquor brought from Haryana to various places in Haridwar district in the Ambassador car bearing a red beacon.
He added the police was verifying the car number, documents with the Regional Transport Department. It admitted that the documents showed that the car belonged to the BJP leader.
Shekhar said he was transporting the liquor from the wine shop at Jagjeetpur village but could not explain why the bottles had the made in Haryana tag. The police said investigation and interrogation of the accused would reveal who were involved in the illegal activity.
Meanwhile, as the impounded car was having a fake nameplate, a VIP sticker and a red light the police was now contemplating to start an intensive checking drive. It intended to particularly focus on vehicles bearing nameplates of the media and the police, hooters and overhead red lights.
SP, City, Kiran Lal Shah said the police had started a drive against black films pasted on windowpanes of vehicles.
“Criminals carry out illegal activities in the garb of fake identities of VIP people. We will soon start a drive to check even VIP vehicles,” said Shah.


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