Bhopal: In the wake of a hooch tragedy in Morena district of Madhya Pradesh, authorities have cracked the whip against those involved in illegal liquor trade in Bhopal and booked six persons under the stringent National Security Act (NSA).Also Read - 'Collarwali', MP's Famous Tigress, Mother to 29 Cubs, Dies in Pench Reserve at Age of 17
The action by District Magistrate (DM) Avinash Lavania came under Sections 34 (1) and (2) of the Excise Act, 1915, after police seized illegal liquor from these persons. Also Read - PM Modi To Hold High-Level Meeting With All State CMs Today Amid Covid Situation
Meanwhile, the Bhopal District Collector has also issued strict instructions to curb the sale of illicit liquor in the district. Also Read - Viral Video: Angry Woman Throws Fruits From Vendor's Cart After It Brushes Her Car In Bhopal | Watch
THe DM said Excise and Police Departments were acting tough and had registered 127 cases under the Excise Act so far and seized 1,308 litres of liquor, 52,000 kg of Mahua fruit used for preparation of illicit brew and two vehicles.