SHIMLA-24th May, 2024-State Taxes and Excise Commissioner Dr. Yunus today here said that the Excise Department has conducted major operation resulting in the seizure of 7 lakh liters of illegal liquor after the implementation of the Model Code of Conduct. He said that with a view to ensure free and fair elections and thwart any illicit activity, the department has taken strict actions to crackdown on unlawful liquor activities in the State.

The Department's team today conducted raids at various places under the leadership of Excise Commissioner Dr. Yunus in eight different locations of Indora tehsil, within the revenue district of Nurpur.

Dr. Yunus disclosed that during the raids the teams has succeeded in confiscating 18,000 liters of illicit liquor in Gagwal-1, 26,000 liters in Gagwal-2, 30,000 liters in Ullehrian, 26,000 liters in Tyora, 10,000 liters in Khanpur, 5000 liters in Bhadroa, 5000 liters in Milwan and 2000 liters in Basantpur. He said that a substantial amount of lahan has been recovered by the department's team during their search in two houses on which FIR was filed at the Indora police station under the Himachal Pradesh Excise Act, 2011. He said that during the operation approximately 123,000 liters of lahan, valued at an estimated Rs. one crore 23 lakh was seized and destroyed.

The department has formed 59 teams to clamp down on illegal liquor trade across the state. These teams are actively conducting raids at multiple locations to suppress illicit activities. State Taxes and Excise Commissioner Dr. Yunus was personally leading these raid teams.

Apart from this the Department has set up a 24X7 control room to share information about illegal liquor trade and freebies in the State. The citizens have been urged to report any such activity through designated channels including the toll-free number 18001808062, landline No-0177-2620426, Whatsapp at 94183-31426, or by sending an e-mail to