Pitching for stricter laws to punish people engaged in the manufacture and sale of illicit liquor, the Bihar deputy CM said it should be studied why such people should not be handed death sentence or life imprisonment.
“It is not that an amendment in the offing. He was only saying that any such step of social reform in a democracy is based on constant dialogue and feedback, on the basis of which solutions or changes to any problem that crops up are decided upon," JDU spokesperson said.
The Delhi High Court said that the relief sought was akin to not providing sugar to someone on the ground that it could lead to diabetes as the plea was premised on the assumption that everyone, who has had a drink, would be drunk.
"The revenue from excise is used in public welfare and developmental schemes of the state. Banning liquor sale will indirectly promote illicit liquor sale and people will start purchasing from illegal sources which will adversely affect their health. Thus, for revenue and public interest, banning liquor in the state does seem to be justified," the minister said.
One IPS officer was caught playing a game on his mobile, while another officer was seen looking at photograph of PM Modi with US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump. The third officer meanwhile was seen watching some pictures on a popular social media platform.