CM Gives Free Hand to Cops to Go after Bootleggers

Typography

Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, facing criticism over 'rats drinking millions of liters of seized alcohol' in Bihar, summoned a high-level meeting of the top officials on Wednesday to review implementation of prohibition in the state and how to plug loopholes so confiscated liquor do not resurface in the black market.

Directing the officials to implement prohibition laws with impunity to stop the sale of alcohol by bootleggers or rogue cops, Kumar said that the authorities should go after the law-breakers by seizing liquor consignment, seizing of their property and vehicle and their subsequent public auction.

The Chief Minister ordered the officials to stop smugglers at the borders of Bihar to make sure not a single bottle of liquor gets into the state. He also asked them to go after the so-called 'liquor mafia' and bring them to justice without any fear of backlash from senior government officials or state law-makers.

"People of Bihar want prohibition in the state and it was proved by the world's longest human chain in the state in support of total ban on alcoholic drinks. Now all we have to do is to implement the law that was passed last year," Kumar, who has been routinely criticized by his political opponents of abandoning development agenda in favor of his obsession with prohibition, said.

BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS

More News...

LJP MP's Son, who Died in Road Accident, Cremated in Patna

May 28, 2017
LJP leaders mourn the death of party MP Rama Singh's son at LJP office in Patna on Sunday.
Patna: Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leaders in Patna on Sunday mourned the death of Rajiv…

Misa Bharti, Husband Summoned by the IT Department

May 24, 2017
File photo of RJD MP and Lalu Prasad Yadav and Rabri Devi's daughter Misa Bharti.
New Delhi: In a setback to the Lalu clan and particularly to the Rashtriya Janata Dal…

Junior Doctors at PMCH Stay away from Work

May 24, 2017
AISF activists burning the effigy of Bihar government for police lathi charge on junior doctors at the PMCH.
Patna: Junior doctors of Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) boycotted work on…

Former RJD MP Gets Life Term in 22-year old Murder Case

May 23, 2017
File photo of Prabhunath Singh with RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav.
Hazaribagh, Jharkhand: Following his conviction by a Hazaribagh court on May 18 relating…

Financial Handler of Misa Bharti Arrested in Unrelated Money Laundering Case

May 23, 2017
File photo of Lalu's daughter Misa Bharti.
New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on late Monday evening arrested Rajesh…

Sushil Modi now to Target Other Corrupt RJD Leaders

May 23, 2017
BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi holding a press conference in Patna on Tuesday.
Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi, at a press conference in…

PhotoGallery

photogallery module

Your Favorite Recipes on PD

Recipes

Latest Comments

Recent Articles in Readers Write, Lifestyle, Feature, and Blog Sections