Intelligence warns of flow of spurious liquor in Kerala ahead of election

Friday, Apr 22, 2016,11:34 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Thiruvananthapuram | In the backdrop of closure of foreign liquor bars in three- and four-star hotels as part of new liquor policy in Kerala, the State Intelligence has warned of a possibility of flow of spurious liquor in the coming days.

A report in this regard was submitted to the government by Additional Director General of Police (Intelligence) A Hemachandran, who has also asked the Excise and other enforcement departments to enhance vigil. There was a possibility that people who were aggrieved by the new liquor policy might try to exploit the situation and create trouble, the report said. There were chances of spurious liquor being sold in festival places and tourist spots in the state, it said.

The report also called for steps to be initiated to prevent the flow of liquor and illicit liquor from neighbouring states.