Jammu Kashmir Police said it arrested a bootlegger and recovered 45 bottles of illicit liquor from his possession.

A statement said officers at a checkpoint established at Kohna Khan, Dalgate intercepted an Auto (Registration No JK01E-4553) with one person on board, identified as Manzoor Ahmad Sheikh of Batwara here.

“During searches, officers recovered 45 bottles of illicit liquor from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to police station RM Bagh. Vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized,” said the statement.

It said a case (FIR No. 91/2020) has been registered and investigation into the matter has been initiated. “Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding anti social elements in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in anti-social activities will be dealt as per law,” said the statement.