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Zeliangrong Village Council chairman, secretary charged for notice on ‘liquor sale’

By Livine Khrozhoh Updated: May 20, 2021 12:00 am

Our Reporter
Dimapur, May 19 (EMN):
Commissioner of Police, Dimapur, Rothihu Tetseo said on Wednesday that the chairman and general secretary of Zeliangrong Village Council, Dimapur, who signed the resolution permitting liquor shops in the colony to open during the lockdown, have been ‘charged under the rule of a non FIR’.

The police officer revealed this at a press conference when asked about the village council’s recent controversial resolution on liquor shops, which received lots of traction on social media platforms.

Tetseo said they came to know about the resolution through the media and the signatories of the notification were summoned to the police station and are under bail.

He said that village authority, which is under the district administration, should not come up with such resolutions.

The Zeliangrong Village Council had informed through a press release that it had decided at its emergency meeting on May 15 to revoke the resolution which stated that liquor shops and hotels would be allowed to open for takeaway during the lockdown period.

It may be mentioned that the Nagaland Liquor Total Prohibition (NLTP) Act, 1989, prohibits possession, sale, consumption and manufacture of liquor and import and export in the state.

By Livine Khrozhoh Updated: May 20, 2021 12:00:19 am