Strict action to be taken against those found violating liquor prohibition law: Bihar CM

Patna, ,,8/11: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday warned of stern action against those caught flouting the liquor prohibition law, taking cognisance of the recent hooch-related deaths in the state.


The chief minister maintained that law enforcement agencies have been asked to ensure proper implementation of the ban across the state, where spurious liquor has claimed close to 40 lives in different districts since Diwali. Asserting that alcohol has been banned in the interest of society, Kumar appealed to people to cooperate with the government in its mission “as liquor is a dirty thing”.


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He has called for a high-level meeting on November 16 to deliberate on the prohibition law. Talking to reporters on the sidelines of his weekly programme ‘Janata Ke Darbaar Mein Mukhyamantri’, Kumar recalled that the state had its first brush with prohibition in the 1970s when his mentor, Karpoori Thakur, was at the helm in Bihar and Morarji Desai was the prime minister.

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