AMRITSAR, April 9 -- A joint team of police and excise department on Thursday recovered 3,600kg lahan (raw material used for making liquor), 30 litre illicit liquor, 26 drums along with three stills from Chak Mishri Khan and Khiala Kalan villages of Amritsar district in an early morning raid.

The raid was conducted in the wake of unearthing of illicit liquor manufacturing rackets in the two villages days ago. Sandeep Singh of Khiala Kalan was arrested in this connection while two of his accomplices are absconding, officials said.

The stills were being operated from three houses - two in Khiala Kalan and one in Chak Mishri Khan. Two of the stills are electric and they can process large quantities of liquor, they added.

Senior superinten...