City unlocked How police are dealing with public drinkers amid pandemic

  • | Wednesday | 16th September, 2020

new delhi: After lockdown, places are now opening up in the city and for the Delhi Police, they have to now tackle those drinking in public places while ensuring that all precautions for COVID-19 are followed. "Before COVID-19 there was a regular check on people through alcometers, but after the COVID-19 scenario precautions being taken. Sources said that in a meeting between the top brass of the police force, a discussion related to challans for those drinking at public places was also touched upon. Sources further added that the use of alcometers was not mandatory and if a person is voluntarily ready, then alcometers can be used. Another official said that instead of booking those who drink in public under the Excise Act, they have now started booking such people under the Delhi Police Act.

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