Excise department freezes sales of ‘Jawan’ liquor


The sample tests revealed that alcohol content of ‘Jawan’ was 39.09% v/v, 38.31% v/v and 39.14% v/v. Following this the sale of batches 245, 246 and 247 were stopped.

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Thiruvananthapuram: The Excise department has freezed the sale of ‘Jawan’ liquor after increase in its alcohol content. ‘Jawan’ is produced by Travancore Sugars and Chemicals, a state government enterprise. The sale of liquor batches 245, 246 and 247 were freezed.

The Excise department received a complaint after several people who consumed Jawan liquor from a private bar at Mukkam in Kozhikode district felt discomfort. Later, a chemical test was conducted which revealed that the liquor’s potency was higher than what was allowed.

The sample tests revealed that alcohol content of ‘Jawan’ was 39.09% v/v, 38.31% v/v and 39.14% v/v. Following this the sale of batches 245, 246 and 247 were stopped.

The Excise Commissioner issued a notice to the deputy excise commissioners in all divisions in Kerala.

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