Fermented wash destroyed by Forest Department officials in Tirupathur
Over the final month, a complete 45 barrels of fermented wash have been destroyed, an official mentioned
Tirupathur Forest Department officials destroyed 19 barrels containing hundreds of litres of fermented wash, in reserved forest areas in their district on Thursday and Friday.
Based on directions from Tirupathur District Forest Officer Kumili Venkataappala Naidu, a group comprising Singarapet Forest Range Office N. Jothilingam, forester Annamalai and forest guards Bharat, Aravind Kumar and Vetrivel have been patrolling the forest space on Thursday. They noticed 4 barrels, with round 2,000 litres of fermented wash in Nellipattu village, Sandhai Vazhi Saragam. All the barrels have been destroyed.
Similarly, when the group was patrolling on Friday, they discovered 15 barrels of fermented wash on patta land belonging to Vendhan. These barrels have been additionally destroyed.
“After the TASMAC shops were closed, this illicit brewing of arrack started. In the last one month, eight raids were conducted and 45 barrels were destroyed,” mentioned Mr. Jothilingam.