Kasargod: An incident reported here at Pajingar, Moodambail under Manjeshwar Station limits, an auto-rickshaw driver fled during a police inspection as he was in possession of illegal liquor crates.
In all 1,050 bottles of alcohol in crates were found in the abandoned auto rickshaw.
On the basis of a definite tip-off, the Manjeshwar Police ordered the autorickshaw driver to stop, but he tried to escape by diverting to bylanes. The police then chased the autorickshaw, and that’s when driver found it was impossible to escape fled the scene abandoning the autorickshaw in the process.
The police have collected the details of the accused and informed that the person is a habitual smuggler of liqour to Kerala from Karnataka. Further investigation is on.