The Madhya Pradesh authorities has invoked the stringent NSA (Nationwide Safety Act) towards three bootleggers arrested after the sale and consumption of illicit liquor killed 14 folks – most of whom have been beggars or poor labourers – in Ujjain district earlier this week.
As well as, three senior law enforcement officials – together with the Superintendent (SP) and Extra Superintendent (ASP) of Ujjain Police – have been transferred and one other SP, Rajnish Kashyap, has been suspended. Two police constables, a health care provider and a medical retailer worker have been arrested for his or her alleged function in making the spurious liquor out there to the bootleggers.
Thus far 10 folks have been arrested and 4 police personnel suspended or moved out.
Other than the arrest, switch and suspension of police personnel, the Assistant Excise Commissioner of Ujjain, KC Agnihotri, and the Deputy Municipal Commissioner, Subodh Jain, have been shifted out and suspended, respectively.
In line with PTI Subodh Jain was allegedly shut to 2 of the bootleggers – recognized as Sikandar and Gabbar, who have been additionally contractual staff with the Ujjain Municipal Company.
Homes belonging to them have additionally been demolished as they have been constructed illegally
Everybody concerned within the racket shall be dropped at justice, Ujjain Collector Ashish Singh declared on Thursday, warning of a “crack down towards those that promote poisonous liquor”. The NSA shall be used towards such folks, Mr Singh mentioned.
Rupesh Dwivedi, a senior Ujjain police official, instructed PTI investigations into the precise nature of the unlawful liquor, together with the place it was produced and the way it was distributed, are nonetheless ongoing.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has introduced an inquiry led by senior residence ministry official Rajesh Rajora.
“If such a factor is being offered elsewhere, police ought to discover it out and prosecute the offenders severely,” Mr Chouhan mentioned Thursday, “Individuals promoting toxic substances are enemies of society. They need to be punished severely. Efforts needs to be made to ship such folks to the gallows”.