AHMEDABAD: Bapunagar police on Saturday charged a father-son duo with bootlegging after the son was found carrying 43 bottles of IMFL (Indian made foreign liquor) worth Rs 35,000 in a bag on his scooter.
According to an FIR filed with Bapunagar police, accused Nimesh Patel, 24, and his father Jayanti Patel, 50, residents of Bhaktinagar, were unemployed and started bootlegging recently.
Inspector A P Gadhvi of Bapunagar police said that the cops got an input that Nimesh was carrying liquor bottles in a bag after which cops chased and caught him near Radhabhakti Nursing Home in Bapunagar. Nimesh told police that he brought the liquor in a private bus from Rajasthan.
The cops said that the duo earlier did some petty jobs and also worked in the diamond polishing industry. For past some time, they were selling liquor illegally in the area. However, they were not arrested earlier by the police personnel.
Bapunagar police detained them and sent samples collected from them for Covid-19 test.