Bhubaneswar, July 28 -- The Gangpur police busted a fake liquor racket operating out of Dhanapunja village in Ganjam district and arrested as many as five persons in that connection, on Wednesday.

The accused allegedly used to manufacture duplicate liquor, filled them in bottles of expensive brands and supplied them in and around Ganjam, sources said.

According to reports, the Gangpur police had earlier seized a car carrying huge quantity of liquor at a check post near Gangpur and arrested the driver. The cops came to know about the racket following the interrogation of the driver.

Acting on the tip-off, a special squad conducted a raid at the counterfeit liquor production unit and nabbed the accused while they were busy manufacturing ...