Whole village fined for alcohol law infringement in Bihar

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Biharsharif, Aug 9: The area organization of Nalanda today forced a fine of Rs 5,000 on each family unit of Kailashpuri town as aggregate punishment for damaging the forbiddance law in Bihar.

This is presumably the principal example of use of the extreme preclusion law in the state by forcing the ‘aggregate fine’ as fused in the corrected law.

Region Magistrate Tyagrajan S M said the aggregate fine has been forced on all the 50 families of the town in Islampur piece taking after recuperation of alcohol containers.

The organization of Nalanda, the home region of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, has over and again spoke to the villagers to keep off alcohol which is banned since April 5 in the state, yet alcohol business has proceeded in the range.

According to the different corrections presented in the Bihar Excise and Prohibition Law that got the Bihar Legislature’s gesture amid the rainstorm session as of late, an aggregate fine can be forced on the whole town or town if a gathering of individuals more than once disregard the restriction law.

According to the law, there is a procurement to force a fine of upto Rs one lakh if the law is disregarded, the DM said.

Moreover, the area organization has additionally started the procedure to reallocate resources of three inns from where alcohol jugs were found, the DM said.

The DM said 189 people have been captured between April 1 and August 7 in Nalanda region while 1,083 liters of nation made alcohol, 1,527 liters of IMFL, six liters of brew and 109 liters of hard stuff were seized amid this period.

He spoke to those occupied with lodging business to submit to the forbiddance law as their properties would be seized if discovered enjoyed alcohol business.