Police in search of missing smart phone ends up spotting illicit liquor distillation centre
Valayam: In an interesting turn of events, Valayam police which went in search of missing smart phone has ended up spotting an illicit liquor distillation centre in Chuzhuli - Kundupoyil region of Kozhikode.
The police were informed on Wednesday that a smart phone went missing from a house at Vanimalil area. According to the members in the household, an unknown person came to their house on Tuesday, seeking help as he is ailing.
Since the person left, the smart phone worth more than Rs 10,000 used by house owner’s son went missing. Though the family did not file a written complaint over the mater, the police intervened based on their information.
The cops went in search of mobile as theft cases had become a routine incident in the region. To find the phone, police examined the tower location. Similarly, they sought the help of manufacturer of the mobile phone.
While tracking the phone in Chuzhuli - Kundupoyil road based on tower location, the police happened to see a shed covered with tarpaulin sheet. On detailed examination in the area, a can filled with wash for distilling was found under the nearby culvert. The wash was destroyed there itself, while distilling equipment was seized. The police have also received an information that arrack made here was smuggled to some other place.
Meanwhile, police have not found the smart phone yet. When the cops were examining the illicit distillation centre, the tower location of smart phone switched to Bhoomivathukkal. Following this, police reached out to the place, but was not able to find the phone.