UP cop caught smuggling liquor

Kushinagar: A police inspector, posted in Kushinagar, was sent to the police lines after photographs of liquor being smuggled in his private car went viral on the social media.

The photos were clicked by some media persons and posted on the social media on Wednesday. Senior officials, taking cognizance of the same, sent the erring inspector to the lines.

Kushinagar SP Rajeev Misra told reporters that the station house officer of Kasia, Sunil Rai, was found taking smuggled liquor seized in a raid in his private vehicle.

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“SHO Kasia, Sunil Rai has been sent to the lines for not following procedures and using his private vehicle for raid. We have issued a show-cause notice to the SHO for using his private vehicle in raid. An ASP is probing the incident,” the SP said.

However, the report of the incident, which was sent to the DGP office tells a completely different story.

The report claims that the circle officer had seized liquor from the bus stop at 3 a.m. on July 23 and summoned SHO Kasia. Instead of arresting liquor mafia Manish Rai, the SHO released him. No alcohol seizure was shown by the SHO, the report said.

The police had launched a crackdown on bootlegging and liquor smuggling after eight persons had died after consuming illicit liquor in Tarya Sujan police station area of Kushinagar in February this year.

It was a matter of considerable embarrassment for the Uttar Pradesh Police when its own police inspector was caught snuggling liquor in his car.

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