One illegal liquor supplier Rajesh Jalan of Lahorijan under Khatkhati Police Station who was arrested in 2015 was produced at Diphu DC court on charges of corruption.
Jalan was arrested on charges of swindling an amount of Rs. 2.13 crores belonging to Sarah Distillery Pvt. Limited Bond Warehouse. He was lodged at Guwahati Central Jail but was brought to Khatkhati Police Station on remand due to charges of another case.
Mention can be made that 35 illegal liquor supplying trucks from Arunachal Pradesh was exposed by journalists from 8 godowns in and around Khatkhati-Lahorijan area last month. ‘After several incident last year, no illegal liquor was seen for at least 2 weeks but the business resurfaced again and illegal traders are stocking and supplying liquor in and around the area these days,’ sources added. Sources also said that backhander has made the Police and some journalists remain mum over the issue.