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Say no to illicit liquor

HOJAI: In a bid to bust the spreading illicit liquor trade, the Hojai police have launched a major crackdown that has been successful in firmly dealing with the illegal traders in many pockets of the district.
A police team launched a sudden raid against the illicit country liquor trade on Saturday night forcing many people dealing in it in the town to flee from the spot.
Led by additional SP Anita Nath and assisted by Hojai police station officer in charge Kiteswar Baniya, the police team  further seized 500 litre illicit liquor and foreign liquor from Lalpatty area in the town during the raid.

 

 
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The voting began at 8 in the morning where chief minister Sarbanabda Sonowal casted his vote  along with other legislators which ended at 4 in the afternoon.

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