Ahmedabad: Illicit liquor worth Rs. 1.62 crore was destroyed by police and local administration in Gandhidham city of Kutch on Thursday. The liquor was caught by the police in several prohibition-related cases. In the year 2020-2021, liquor worth Rs. 1.62 crore including over 25,000 bottles of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) and beer cans were seized by the police. It was destroyed with the help of bulldozers on government land in Shinai village on Thursday. Of the total 1.62 worth IMFL, Rs. 83.91 lakh worth of liquor was seized by Gandhidham B Division police station and Rs. 78.93 lakh liquor was caught by the Anjar police station, reported The Indian Express. The IMFL was smuggled illegally from Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, said the police. The drive to destroy the liquor was helmed by Deputy Collector of Kutch, Mehul Desai and Anjar Deputy Superintendent of Police (DySP), Mukesh Chaudhary. Two bulldozers were hired by the administration to crush the bottles to the ground, the drive went on for two hours. First, a case is registered under prohibition and the illicit alcohol is seized. Then after a year or so, the police ask for the court’s permission to destroy the seized liquor. Once they get the permission, the police writes to the Sub Divisional Magistrate or the deputy collector and ask for their supervision during the destruction process. Then, usually a barren government land that is not in use for any cultivation purposes or residential purposes is used for destroying the seizure with bulldozers, explained DySP Chaudhary.