Valpoi: Valpoi officials of excise department on Sunday seized liquor bottles worth Rs 20,000 in the Chorla Ghat area, which is frequented by tourists and picnickers.
The action has come about as the drunken tourists were found causing ruckus in Surla and in a Chorla Ghat section.Valpoi excise department personnel led by inspector Vibhuti Shetye were seen inspecting each and every car passing through the Ghat.
Tourists frequent the area for enjoying seasonal waterfalls, and many carry liquor with them and get drunk thereby causing ruckus on the road and in Surla, which disturbs the village peace.The excise department personnel and policemen were seen keeping a watch.
“We seized liquor bottles worth Rs 20,000. Around 11 personnel were deputed, and I personally monitored the checkups conducted during the day,” confirmed Shetye over phone. [NT]