Each unit would have an Excise official among the members.
The Excise department recently seized toddy that contained more than 10 ingredients. Some of the ingredients could not be identified even after a scientific laboratory test.
During the Vigilance probe, it was found that Excise officials in five offices were charging Rs 60 for every litre of toddy. The bribe was called ‘santhosha panam’ (happiness money).
Cultivation of cannabis other than for specific industrial/horticulture purposes is illegal in India.
A special team of the Excise had intercepted a car the accused were travelling in at Kundar in Kasaragod on Thursday night.
Two persons were arrested by an intelligence wing of the excise department.
If the developer or co-developer is unwilling to operate the liquor outlets, it shall be awarded to an outside agency with five-star hotel experience, the Department proposed.
Two men have been arrested in connection with the incident.
At present, there are beer manufacturing centres only in Chalakudy, Kanjikode and Cherthala.
It was through an amendment to the rules of 1953 for granting licence to bar hotels (FL 3) brought in 2013 that women were banned from serving liquor.