Strict action will be taken against those involved in such acts of promoting, storing, selling illegal or illicit liquor
Starting from Wednesday, the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh is launching a 16-day drive against the smuggling of liquor and its illicit brewing across the state.
According to the government spokesman, the vigil will also be maintained at deserted places and abandoned or dilapidated buildings, to rule out the possibility of them being used for the sale and consumption of illegal and illicit liquor.
“Strict action will be taken against those involved in such acts of promoting, storing, selling illegal or illicit liquor. The accused will be tried under different sections of IPC including the Gangsters’ Act,” he said.
“Several instances of the illegal brew being manufactured in places like abandoned factories, RO water plants, and dilapidated, deserted buildings have come to the fore. Raids will also be carried out at inoperative brick kilns on national and state highways. Liquor stocks will be regularly screened at all stores to rule out the possibility of the illegal or illicit brew being sold through them. Barcodes of the liquor stock will also be tallied. All liquor stores are to ensure that CCTVs installed outside their stores are functional,” the spokesman said.
Excise commissioner Senthil Pandian said, “We want people to report any suspicious movement of liquor, or people engaged in the sale or manufacture of such brew or found to be in possession of them on our toll-free numbers.”
“Vigil will also be maintained on roadside eateries where alcohol tankers are usually stationed during night movement,” the official said.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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We need one Yogi at the helm of each state in India.
He is the true man in great hurry. Want many like him to bring changes in India.
Nitish kumar’s mistake is he did not run a campaign against country liquor neither caught nor punished any liquor sellers, but punished the family who were helpless in preventing their husbands from taking country liquor
Liquor sellers to be heavily punished.