September 16, 2018:
There are reports that illegal liquor was being transported to different districts by the river route.
Bihar State Government has directed Police officials to destroy all seized liquor stored in the different Police Stations and other Godowns by September 30.
They were also directed to ensure that in future any consignment of illegal liquor recovered during raids across the state should be destroyed within 15 days of seizure.
CM Nitish Kumar gave this instruction at a review meeting on prohibition, in Patna on Saturday.
Senior excise, state police and home department officials were present at the meeting.
Referring to regular seizure of illegal liquor, CM stated that administration should be alert in checking source of liquor smuggling, adding that Alcohol was being brought illegally from Haryana, Arunachal Pradesh and some other states.
On reports that illegal liquor was being transported to different districts by the river route, CM Kumar directed SPs of Vaisali, Saran and Patna to hold coordination meetings and strengthen river police stations so that the clandestine trade could be checked.
Chief Minister instructed officials to keep a close watch on people who were earlier engaged in liquor trade like distributors, retailers and vendors.
CM asked officials to intensify campaign for prohibition to mark the 150 birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on October 2.
He told them, especially DMs and SPs, to hold meetings and review implementation of liquor ban in their respective districts fortnightly and take action against policemen who fail to implement it in their area.
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