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Indian state’s excise dept to be armed with GPS

Bangalore, India: To give impetus to the working force in the Excise Department, the Karnataka State Government in India planned to establish an Excise Academy at Sira taluk in Tumkur district, according to the state’s Excise Minister M P Renukacharya.
The minister said, “Excise inspectors and guards would be armed with GPS facility, better vehicles, wireless sets and modern weapons.” He claimed that during the last three months he had focused to wage war against the menace of the illicit brewing dens and its supply chain.
Renukacharya informed that the state government has released over INR 100 crore to modernise its forces involved in the eradication of the menace of illicit brewing and supply network in the state.
About the proposed academy, the minister said that it would be the first of its kind in the country, will be built on line with the Police Academy.
Source: IBNLive