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Ujjain: Failing to get ‘kick’, man complains of liquor adulteration; excise official assures probe

Lokesh Sothia, a resident of Bahadurganj area here, in his complaint said he bought four sealed ‘quarter’ bottles of country liquor from a shop here on April 12.

FP News Service | Updated on: Monday, May 09, 2022, 09:34 AM IST

Complainant Lokesh Sothia shows two bottles of allegedly ‘adulterated’ country-made liquor which he recently purchased from Ujjain’s shop for self-consumption, but it failed to kick following which he made a formal complaint about it to the concerned authorities.  | FP PHOTO
Complainant Lokesh Sothia shows two bottles of allegedly ‘adulterated’ country-made liquor which he recently purchased from Ujjain’s shop for self-consumption, but it failed to kick following which he made a formal complaint about it to the concerned authorities. | FP PHOTO
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Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh): A 42-year-old man from Ujjain has complained to authorities about a shop allegedly selling him adulterated liquor as he did not get a ‘kick’ after consuming it, following which the excise commissioner here has asked officials to conduct a probe into the matter and take action accordingly.

Lokesh Sothia, a resident of Bahadurganj area here, in his complaint said he bought four sealed ‘quarter’ bottles of country liquor from a shop here on April 12. “My friend and I consumed liquor from two of those bottles (each of 180 ml), but I did not feel high (intoxicated),” Sothia, who operates a parking lot, told reporters.

The man claimed the bottles contained water instead of liquor. “I have kept the two other bottles intact, to be submitted as proof when required. There had been reports of adulteration in food, oil and other things, now it is being done in liquor as well. This is very disturbing. I am going to move the consumer forum,” Sothia said, adding that he has been consuming liquor for the last two decades and is ‘well aware of its taste and quality’.

The man said he has sent a complaint to home minister Narottam Mishra and Ujjain Excise Commission Inder Singh Damor about the ‘adulterated liquor’ sold to him. When contacted, Damor said that he has asked an official to look into Sothia’s complaint. “After the probe, action will be taken accordingly,” he added.

Sothia’s lawyer Narendra Singh Dhakde said they would file a cheating case in a consumer forum. “My client runs a paid parking lot. He has been drinking for many years and knows the difference between genuine and fake liquor,” the lawyer said.

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Published on: Monday, May 09, 2022, 09:35 AM IST