WASE seizes ‘illegal’ IMFL, slams Dept for negligence

WASE seizes ‘illegal’ IMFL, slams Dept for negligence


PASIGHAT, Sep 20: The Women Against Social Evils (WASE), which has been fighting tooth & nail against drugs, IMFL and other illicit substances menace in the district, has seized large quantity of Indian-made foreign liquor bottles during the recently held four-day Central Solung festival celebration and other days.

While informing about their ‘catch’ during the festival celebration despite the ‘ban’ order by the district administration, WASE general secretary Joya Tasung Moyong said that they seized countless IMFL bottles from the festival ground and other places like JNC bridge, APST bus terminal premises, Medical Charali and also from Mebo, Ayeng and Bilat villages.

“We have seized IMFL hidden even in sack, vegetable bags, bucket, backpack, vehicle, traditional carry case and in Scooty also. When we inquired, it was zeroed that the illegal IMFL was sold to various vendors by M/s Shiva Wine Shop and M/s Donyi Polo Grocery shop violating the existing guidelines,” Moyong informed.

WASE has also alleged the department of Tax & Excise of gross negligence on their part in monitoring and checking the violators of basic guidelines and strongly appealed the district administration to take necessary action against the violators.

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