LUCKNOW, April 9 -- An illicit liquor manufacturing unit that was being run from the basement of an inter college was busted in Firozabad on Thursday.

Police claimed the illicit liquor that was being manufactured here was to be distributed during the panchayat polls. This is among the series of seizures of illicit liquor being made ahead of panchayat polls in the state.

However, it was not clear that illicit liquor was being manufactured in the knowledge of college authorities, police said.

Three accused, including the alleged kingpin Ranjeet Yadav were arrested and with them the police also claimed to have busted an inter-state gang that was into illicit liquor manufacturing.

Nearly, 375 litres of extra neutral alcohol (ENA), 70 sack...