Around 1100 Arunachal-made IMFL cases have been seized by the sleuths of the EIB last evening from a truck while it was on its way to Durgapur (West Bengal) from Dibrugarh in Assam.
An EIB team headed by Subash Baishya detained a truck bearing registration number UP 21CN 5156 at Society Chowk, Rangia under Kamrup District.
Subash Baishya also informed that the truck carrying Arunachal-made liquors was not carrying any valid permit.
The consignment papers available & produced by the truck driver, indicated that the consignment was for transporting PP Granules (14000 kg) worth Rs 5, 60,000.
It is noteworthy to mention that the consignment was loaded at M/S G&P Plastics, Borsaikia Gaon, Maijan Road in Assam’s Dibrugarh and was supposed to get delivered at Polycon Industries in Durgapur in West Bengal. The transport service of the above consignment was carried out by M/S New Barik Transport Service Transporter from Kalain in Cachar, said the EIB official Baishya.
The truck driver identified as Md Qasim has been apprehended and was handed over to Dilip Kalita i/c Rangia for further investigation, informed Subash Baishya.
Meanwhile, Assam Excise Minister Parimal Suklabaidya expressing his concern asked the department to probe into the matter and book all the culprits at the earliest.