Supreme Court told the Punjab government – fix the accountability of the police
Asked- What steps has the government taken regarding the production of illegal liquor
Punjab government’s lawyer assured – government is taking action
New Delhi. The Supreme Court has expressed concern over the fast growing illegal liquor business and drug trafficking in Punjab. The court said on Monday that ‘youth will be destroyed’ by this evil. The court asked the state government to fix accountability if the local police fails to exercise vigilance. A bench of Justice MR Shah and Justice CT Ravikumar asked the Punjab government to explain the specific steps taken to curb the production and sale of illicit liquor.
Senior advocate Ajit Kumar Sinha, appearing for the Punjab government, assured the court that the state was taking action and more than 13,000 distilleries of illicit liquor had been destroyed. The bench said, “As far as Punjab is concerned, the drug problem is on the rise. Youth will end. It is very unfortunate that this is happening. Who is the victim? poor people The manufacture and transportation of illegal liquor has to be stopped as it ultimately affects the health and society.
Destruction starts from borders
The Supreme Court said, “If someone wants to destroy the country and especially the border state, they will start from the borders. Every extra precaution should be taken to save the country. Tell your government to be very serious. He will have to do everything possible to save the country. It is very easy to destroy the youth of the country.
The lawyer told this to the Supreme Court
The apex court was hearing a petition arising out of a September 2020 order of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, which transferred certain FIRs registered in Punjab in connection with manufacture, sale and inter-state smuggling of spurious liquor to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The petition seeking transfer was disposed of.
The High Court disposed of the petition after the state counsel assured that the concerns raised by the petitioners would be duly addressed and appropriate action would be initiated. Sinha told the Supreme Court that over 36,000 FIRs have been registered in the last two years. The bench fixed the date of December 12 for the next hearing in the matter.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : December 05, 2022, 23:14 IST