Meerut ‘high’ on drinking in public places with over 50% of all offenders in UP

  • | Thursday | 12th July, 2018

Meerut: Out of total 25,717 booked during a month-long crackdown on public drinking across Uttar Pradesh, Meerut zone accounted for a whopping 13,452 tipplers (over 50% of the total) booked for the offence. In Meerut’s Ganganagar, public drinking is a common sight at a liquor shop which has a police station at a stone’s throw. Lucknow zone was a distant second with 3,165 booked for public drinking. We will take more such steps in future,” additional director general (Meerut) Prashant Kumar said.Public drinking is a common sight in almost all the districts of Meerut zone, including Ghaziabad, Meerut, Muzaffarnagar and Saharanpur. Over 50,000 litres of alcohol was also seized from the offenders.Meerut zone’s top spot in the crackdown reflects on the culture of "police patronage" to public drinking, especially in the vicinity of liquor shops.

Read Full Article Here

If You Like This Story, Support NYOOOZ

NYOOOZ SUPPORTER

NYOOOZ FRIEND

Your support to NYOOOZ will help us to continue create and publish news for and from smaller cities, which also need equal voice as much as citizens living in bigger cities have through mainstream media organizations.


Stay updated with all the Meerut Latest News headlines here. For more exclusive & live news updates from all around India, stay connected with NYOOOZ.

Related Articles