Published: August 6, 2020 11:19:27 pm
From putting in CCTV cameras to introducing track-and-trace mechanism to observe whole motion of automobiles carrying liquor throughout the state to set up of GPS chips within the automobiles carrying liquor, the Special Enquiry Team has made a number of suggestions to repair anomalies on a part of the excise and police division officers in coping with the instances pertaining to motion of liquor throughout Haryana. The SET has additionally mentioned that these suggestions needs to be applied inside three months.
“Excise division ought to devise a system for monitoring and tracing the automobiles carrying liquor destined for different states/ UT by Haryana to make sure consignments meant on the market in different states should not illegally offloaded within the state. Besides being an criminal activity, punishable on being detected, it additionally impacts the excise income of the state as as a substitute of authorized quota, unlawful quota additionally will get obtainable to shoppers by such smugglers,” the SET report mentioned.
It added: “Detailed SoP for set up of CCTV cameras in distilleries and different liquor godowns, detailing specification of equipments, operation and upkeep, process for streaming, storage and monitoring of CCTV footage and motion to be taken concerning any violation, needs to be issued by the excise division. Responsibility in any respect ranges needs to be clearly specified.”
To monitor manufacturing of liquor, SET has beneficial that “Electronic tamper-proof movement meters of excessive grade needs to be put in in any respect faucets of storage tanks in manufactories. Excise division ought to discover chance of putting in GPS monitoring system on automobiles carrying liquor consignments from manufactories/ wholesalers. Manufactories could also be completely audited to rule out any chance of pilferage and doable leakage of income”.
The SET has additionally highlighted a number of loopholes within the coaching and functioning of excise officers. “Training of excise officers for detection of unlawful liquor, its investigation and the court docket course of needs to be periodically organised by excise division”.
It has beneficial that to keep away from any pilferage or theft of seized liquor, “destruction of seized liquor needs to be expedited. Timeline until December 31, 2020 needs to be set for finalisation of pending liquor-theft/ smuggling instances and destruction of seized liquor”.
To keep away from any re-occurrence of theft of seized liquor from non-public godowns the place it’s saved, the SET has beneficial that “adequate provision for storage of seized liquor needs to be made at each district headquarter and a correct system of case-wise, model/dimension sensible and batch sensible recording of seized liquor saved in godowns needs to be devised”.
Arguing that “in case of restoration of enormous amount of unlawful liquor, there’s excessive chance of organised crime by massive cartels, the SET says that in such instances, “tracing of supply by batch numbers/ labels, lab experiences and so on is essential”.
“A group of Excise officers and police officers be constituted at district headquarters to look at instances of detection of enormous amount of unlawful liquor, say restoration of greater than 100 instances of liquor and submit its reality discovering report on each such case to the designated senior officers of police and excise division,” it has mentioned in its report.
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