Nitish fumes :Any breach in prohibition law will not be tolerated

Patna: Reiterating his tough stand on Prohibition, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar  announced  to make the  law more  stringent  and categorically cleared that violation of Prohibition law would not be tolerated at any cost .

Mr Kumar has convened a review meeting  to discuss various aspects of the law specially in the view of the recent deaths due to hooch in the state and indicated for stern action against those responsible for administrative lapses.

Ministers, district magistrates ,police superintendents and nodal officers of the districts  will join the meeting on Tuesday with detail information  for discussion.

Mr Kumar said even after being aware of  the consequences of liquor consumption, some people were  consuming and were dying.

Apparently exasperated at the availability of liquor of any kind despite promulgation of total prohibition act in Bihar, Mr Kumar announced to look into the situation and the circumstances under which the liquor was  being made available across the state.

Surprised at the consumption of liquor and its availability within the territory of Bihar Mr Kumar
said that people died due to consuming it and added that  people should be sensitised  towards the dangerous impacts of the liquor.

He announced to relaunch a massive campaign to cautious and aware people about it.

The Chief Minister said that the number of complaints made related to the violation of prohibition law and action taken by the administration upon them would also be reviewed during the meeting.

There are only certain people trying to obstruct the succes of the prohibition and were inviting action against them , he said adding that the class and the condition of people nabbed violating prohibition laws would also be reviewed in the meeting.

Reiterating that his government would never tolerate violation of prohibition laws he said that
sensitisation programme, awareness drive and action against those involved in breaching the act would be initiated to make the law more effective and stringent.

  Mr Kumar claimed that crime as well as incidents of road accidents have gone down since promulgation of Prohibition Act in the state.

Mr Kumar claimed that some people opposed strongly when he had ordered for liquor ban in the state.
Standing firmly by his decision for total prohibition, Mr Kumar said that those opposing it might have their own opinion, but he listened to the people- both men and women before banning liquor in the state.

The Chief Minister said that in the high-level meeting convened over the situation of liquor ban the government would carefully analyse where it lacked in implementing the complete prohibition law in the state and further decision would be taken accordingly.