Gujarat police bust party, arrest 4 Income-Tax staffers consuming alcohol

Updated: 21 November, 2020 08:23 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Ahmedabad

Acting on a tip-off, the police patrol team raided a flat and found four young men who were completely sozzled

This picture has been used for representational purpose only
This picture has been used for representational purpose only

The Gujarat police busted a party and arrested four income-tax employees, including two inspectors, who were seen making a mockery of the state's prohibition law. Police officials said the four income tax staffers were caught red-handed imbibing alcohol at Rajkot's Race Course Park located near the airport.

Speaking to Ahmedabad Mirror, inspector L L Chavda of Pradhyumannagar police station said, "We were on night patrol on Tuesday when we received a tip-off. We got a call that some people were consuming alcohol in the area." Acting on the tip-off, the police raided the place and caught the accused red-handed.

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"The patrol team raided the flat located on the first floor of the building around 10 pm. They found four young men who were sozzled. They identified themselves as employees of the Income-Tax department," inspector Chavda added.

PSO Sangita Rathod of Pradhyumannagar police station said, "Two of the men were identified as Income-Tax inspectors Ashish Rana (30) and Ravindra Sindhu (29). The other two were identified as tax assistant Sudhir Yadav (28) and stenographer Devendra Singh (32). While Devendra Singh hails from Muradabad in Uttar Pradesh, the other three were from different districts of Haryana. None of them had an alcohol permit. It is illegal to consume alcohol in Gujarat without a permit."

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All four accused were later released on bail, inspector Chavda, adding, "Consuming alcohol is illegal in Gujarat. The police will inform the Income-Tax department about the incident and ask them to take appropriate action against the four officers."

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First Published: 21 November, 2020 09:30 IST

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