Dimapur Naga Students’ Union raids ‘liquor shops’
Dimapur, March 1 (EMN): The Dimapur Naga Students’ Union (DNSU) raided three ‘liquor shops’ in Dimapur, as part of their effort to be ‘vigilant and to act and ensure that the Nagaland Liquor Total Prohibition (NLTP) Act of 1989 is effectively enforced’.
The raid was conducted on February 29 from 8 pm onwards at Marwari Patti and rail-gate area in Dimapur, DNSU officials informed Eastern Mirror. The raid at Marwari Patti was conducted with Sub-Urban Police station personnel, which was operating as a ‘paan shop’, according to the trade license.
Two shops at rail-gate area were raided by personnel from the East Police station, DNSU officials informed. It was found that one shop was operating without trade license and the other was a hotel. It was alleged that the three shops were operating by non-Nagas.
Six-hundred forty-one bottles of Indian-made foreign liquor (IMFL) were seized from rail-gate area whereas 4705 bottles of different brands were seized from Marwari Patti.
DNSU has also questioned the Excise department on seizing and recovering only 2,017 bottles of assorted IMFL (rum, whisky, beer, gin, Breezer, brandy, wine, etc) during their raid on February 25 at several suspected liquor outlets, restaurants, lounges and hotels in Dimapur. The union questioned why only 2,017 bottles of assorted IMFL were seized even after conducting raids at several liquor outlets for five days.