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DNSU seizes 5,346 IMFL bottles
Dimapur, March 2 (EMN): In a delayed report received after the Dimapur Naga Students’ Union (DNSU) raids in Dimapur on February 29, the DNSU reported that a total of 5,346 bottles of Indian-made foreign liquor (IMFL) were seized from the ‘liquor shops’.
Expressing ‘shock over the rampant sale of liquor even after repeated warnings by the Excise and the Police department’, the DNSU stated that raids below flyover near railway station in Dimapur was carried out with the assistance of ACP ‘A’ Seyiesezo Peseyie and East Police Station officer-in-charge RK Patton and seized 641 bottles of IMFL of different brands and size.
One of the two shops below the flyover near railway station was operating without trade license and the other as a hotel.
Another raid was carried out jointly with Sub-Urban Police Station led by OC Picto Achumi near Durga Mandir and seized 4705 bottles of different brand and size. It was operating as a ‘paan shop’ as per the trade license, DNSU updated.
The student union said FIR has been lodged at East Police Station and a suo moto FIR has been lodged at Sub-Urban Police Station.
The union informed that IT will be conducting such raids jointly with the Excise and Police department from time to time and urged the public to extend full cooperation.
Kohima, March 2 (EMN): In the wake of “citizen’s crusade against liquor in Kohima”, the Khikha-Rüleizou Youth Organisation (KRYO) and Khikha-Rüleizou Women Organisation (KRWO) on Monday destroyed seized liquor, below Industries and Commerce office in Kohima town.
KRYO president Apele Suokhrie, in an update, informed that seized liquor worth INR 3.50 lakh was destroyed by the two organisations, in the presence of the residents of the colony and students of Kohima Bible College.
This came after Peraciezie colony in Kohima had protested against liquor sale on February 1 from Sanuorü-Sekhose petrol pump till High School junction.
Suokhrie said, “In view of the unchecked and rampant sales of IMFL and local brews through ghumtis (paan shops) and residences in Khikha-Rüleizou colony, Kohima, the joint operation was carried out by the two bodies of the colony for two consecutive nights and seized a huge quantity of IMFL in around 13 shops and residences.”
He also stated that the illegal liquor business has been going on openly for the last few years and alleged, ‘the state government and the Excise department have failed miserably to check it’.
He added that despite giving prior information and warning through a notification banning sale of liquor within the colony from February 22, no cooperation was extended.