EC Orders Closure of 5 Distilleries in Poll-Bound Punjab

[Chandigarh,Pb]EC Orders Closure of 5 Distilleries in Poll-Bound Punjab
The Election Commission today ordered closure of five distilleries in Punjab until the assembly elections are over,
Yesterday more than one lakh bottles of liquor were seized in Bathinda.
After Which “The Commission has ordered closure of five distilleries.
As per Punjab Chief Electoral Officer V K Singh ,The production and dispatching of liquor in these distilleries have been stopped till the elections are over,”
The five distilleries and bottling plants, which have been shut down, are
BCL Industries in Bathinda,
Patiala Distillers and bottlers in Patiala,
Adi Brownson Breweries,
Kiri Afgana in Gurdaspur,
United Spirits, Moonk in Sangrur and
Pernod Ricord Gholumajra in Mohali,
Liquor in huge quantity had been recovered in several parts of Punjab including Pathankot, Hoshiarpur, Ludhiana and Jalandhar ahead of assembly polls.
After the code of conduct came into force, the Election Commission launched a crackdown on the illegal supply of liquor for luring voters during Punjab assembly polls.
1,000 cases of liquor in Hoshiarpur
and 2,100 cartons from Pathankot
were also recovered.
Liquor distribution slips were also recovered in Jalandhar and Samrala in Ludhiana.
Polling will be held in Punjab in a single phase on February 4 and results will be declared on March 11.