The illicit liquor, which was seized by the Assam Rifles, disposed on December 13. (Photo Courtesy: Destruction Committee)
Dimapur, December 14 (MExN): A total of 1098 cases of liquor which were seized by the Assam Rifles were destroyed on December 13 in Dimapur.
According to a press release from the Public Prosecutor, T Marlemba, who is also the Chairman of Destruction Committee, the liquor were seized on two separate occasions by the 5 and 41 Assam Rifles but the release did not mention the dates.
The release said that the cache of liquor seized by the 5 Assam Rifles contained 181 cases of various brands of liquor. It fell under the jurisdiction of Diphupar Police Station. The 41 Assam Rifles catch fell under Medziphema Police Station and contained 917 cases of assorted liquor.
The release added that the seized liquor was destroyed before “pre-trial” as per an order Chief Judicial Magistrate, Dimapur on “grounds of vulnerability to theft and constraint of proper storage space as prayed by the respective investigation officers and officer-in-charge of the police stations subject to condition that, Sample of Exhibit of the same must be properly sealed before destruction to be used as evidence during the trial.”