Guwahati, Feb 10: Ahead the ensuing State Assembly Election and as per directive of the Election Commission of India, Assam Excise Department has conducted series of meetings with their counter-parts from the neighbouring states of Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya to prevent clandestine in-flow of liquor into the state from neighbouring states before and during assembly election.
The Assam Excise Department has already taken initiative to keep a strict vigil to control and check the inflow of illegal liquor through Inter-State and International Border into the state of Assam.
Check posts at Assam-Arunachal Border to be under strict vigilance by Excise Department Excise Department has taken steps to obstruct the inflow of smuggled liquor through inter-state and international borders.
The check-posts at Bhalukpong and Hollongi as well as Balimau in the Udalguri District will be under strict vigilance of both Excise and Police officials.
Both the departments will check and record consignments coming out of Arunachal Pradesh as well as entering Arunachal Pradesh through Assam.
Rakesh Kumar, Commissioners of Excise has requested all Deputy Commissioners & Superintendent of Police to co-ordinate with their counterpart in the neighbouring states.
It has been decided that the tankers carrying ENA will also be checked at these check posts. There shall be arrangement of IPCC camera at the check posts. Action to be taken by Sonitpur District Administration, Police and Excise.
The details of ENA procured from other states by the bottling plants of Arunachal Pradesh will be shared with Assam Excise Department to prevent any possible leakage enroute. Action to be taken by Arunachal Pradesh Excise Department.
The liquor consignments imported/exported by Arunachal Pradesh which will report in check posts of Srirampur and Sagolia will need to report at check post of Bhalukpong or other concerned check post situated at the entry and exit point of Assam. Vehicle failing to report at these check posts will liable to be seized.
The details of the vehicles checked, shall be reported on daily basis to the Commissionerate of Excise for giving needful intimation to the Chief Election Officer, Assam.
District administrations, Police and Excise Departments of both the states will share intelligence relating to trade of illegal liquor.
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