Ganderbal: Residents of Gagangir Sonamarg intercepted a vehicle belonging to a construction company working on Z-Morh tunnel and seized huge quantity of illicit liquor area of from it.
The residents staged a protest on Srinagar-Leh highway and blocked the highway for some time raising slogans against the Z-Morh tunnel authorities and demanded strict action against the driver and authorities of the Hyderabad based Construction Company APCO.
Protesters alleged that the construction company were misusing the vehicles to ferry liquor and drugs, which they said were distributing among the local workers.
Station House Officer Gund Khurshid Ahmad said that a case FIR No. 12/2017 under section 48 Excise Act, has been registered and accused driver was arrested and the vehicle seized.
He said that investigations were going on and those found guilty in the case would be arrested.
Tehsildar Gund Firdous ul Qadri said he has directed police to monitor the vehicles used by the construction companies.