Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that death due to spurious liquor is no less than murder. The manufacture and sale of spurious liquor should be kept in the category of serious offense and strictest punishment should be given. Necessary amendments should be made in the law in this regard.
A campaign against illegal liquor should be launched in the entire state with immediate effect. The accused in the incident in Khakrai village of Mandsaur should not be spared under any circumstances. Additional Chief Secretary Home Rajesh Rajoura should investigate the entire matter and submit the report immediately.
Chouhan was addressing a meeting organized in Mantralaya today for the prevention of illicit liquor. Home Minister Narottam Mishra, Commercial Taxes and Finance Minister Jagdish Dewda, Chief Secretary Iqbal Singh Bains, Director General of Police Vivek Johri, Additional Chief Secretary Home Rajesh Rajoura and Principal Secretary Commercial Tax Deepali Rastogi were present in the meeting.
Chouhan directed to prepare an action plan on the measures to control the production and trade of illicit liquor. Discussions were also held in the meeting regarding the use of State Industrial Security Force to stop the business of illicit liquor in the state. Information was sought about the action taken in relation to the incident in Khakrai village during the meeting. It was informed in the meeting that police station in-charge Pipalya Mandi, acting sub-inspector and excise sub-inspector have been suspended.