CM Nitish Kumar has come into action over several incidents of spurious liquor and more than 40 deaths one after the other a day before Diwali in Bihar. Three days ago, he had talked about running a big campaign to implement prohibition more effectively in the state. Now he has called a high level meeting on 16th November to discuss this. It is believed that in the meeting, the CM can announce a big action against the liquor mafia.
Meanwhile, in many districts of the state, strict police attitudes are being seen against the liquor traders. The police are continuously destroying the kilns by running a campaign in many districts. Chhapra’s Marhaura police raided five identified villages on Sunday, taking a big action against the liquor mafia. During this, the police have recovered about 280 liters of illegal country liquor from different places, while hundreds of liters of semi-manufactured country liquor were destroyed by flushing them on the ground. The police have also arrested three liquor traders from different places during this period.
On the other hand, in Shahpur Patori of Samastipur district of Bihar, instead of stopping, the havoc of poisonous liquor is increasing. On Monday, five more people who were ill after consuming alcohol were admitted for treatment. Out of this, one is being treated at Patori Hospital, one in Hajipur and three in Patna. Patori SDO Mohd. Zafar told that five people in Dhamoun village have become ill due to drinking alcohol. Those who became ill included boys below the age of 18. He told that to avoid the police action after death due to spurious liquor and people falling ill, businessmen have thrown liquor bottles in the river and chaur everywhere. According to the information received from the villagers, the said teenagers had consumed liquor thrown at Singhia Chaur located near Dhamoun, due to which everyone’s health deteriorated. The SDO said that the search for liquor has been started in Nadi and Chaur.