Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir’s excise department has destroyed 38,546 kgs of illicit liquor in 3,497 raids and imposed a penalty of Rs 11.84 lakh on the offenders in 2013-14, officials said today.

As many as 3,497 raids were conducted and 38,546 kgs of illicit liquor destroyed during 2013-14, Excise Commissioner, J&K, Vineeta Gupta said here.

Rs 11.84 lakh was recovered from penalty imposed on the offenders, he added.

Gupta, who was briefing J&K Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather at a review meeting of the department, said a fine of Rs 30.41 lakh was charged on tax evaders at toll post at Lakhanpur in Kathua district.

“19,560 kgs polythene bags, 660 bottles of corex and 4200 kgs of a herb nagshatri was seized at the check post,” she said, adding, ‘bhaang’ cultivation over an area of 2,122 kanals was also destroyed.

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