The Madhya Pradesh government has enforced a stringent NSA (National Security Act) against three bootleggers arrested after selling and consuming illicit liquor, killing 14 people in Ujjain district this week – most of them beggars or poor laborers.
In addition, three senior police officers including Superintendent of Police (SP) and Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) of Ujjain police have been transferred and another SP Rajneesh Kashyap has been suspended. Two police constables, a doctor and an employee of a medical store have been arrested for their alleged role in making alcohol available to slaughterhouses.
till now 10 people have been arrested And four police personnel were suspended or moved out.
Apart from the arrest, transfer and suspension of police personnel, Ujjain’s Assistant Excise Commissioner, KC Agnihotri, and Deputy Municipal Commissioner, Subodh Jain were respectively transferred and suspended.
According to PTI, Subodh Jain was allegedly close to two bootleggers – identified as Sikandar and Gabbar, who were also contract workers with the Ujjain Municipal Corporation.
Illegally built houses have also been demolished
All those involved in the racket will be brought to justice, Ujjain Collector Ashish Singh declared on Thursday, “a warning of action against those selling poisonous liquor”. Mr. Singh said that the NSA would be used against such people.
A senior Ujjain police officer, Rupesh Dwivedi told the PTI investigation about the true nature of the illegal liquor, including how it was produced and how it was distributed, is still ongoing.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan has announced the inquiry under the leadership of Rajesh Rajora, senior officer of the Home Ministry.
“If this type of thing is being sold elsewhere, the police should find it and prosecute the culprits severely,” Chauhan said on Thursday. People selling poisonous substances are enemies of society. They should be punished severely. People for hanging “.