Patna: Police and prohibition departments are constantly trying to get Bihar CM Nitish Kumar to follow the prohibition law in the state following his strict action. Meanwhile, an Anti Liquor Task Force (ALTF) will now be set up at the district level to ban the liquor trade. The task force is said to be responsible for curbing illicit trade in liquor, especially in rural areas. Bihar Director General of Police S K Singhal has ordered the setting up of such task forces in all cities.
According to a senior Superintendent of Police of the state, the task force will be under the district police which will also be able to take major action. He said at least five to six task forces have been called for in the district to control the liquor trade in rural areas. The team is said to have police force personnel, led by inspector-level officers, besides home guard soldiers. Sources said the force will take action to curb the black trade of liquor independently. It may be recalled that an anti-liquor task force is functioning at the district level but now the number will be increased.
It may be recalled that after the alleged death of liquor persons in the state last month, CM Nitish Kumar has directed the officials to strictly follow the prohibition law. Since then, the police and the Prohibition department have been trying to control the black liquor trade. There is a complete ban on the sale and consumption of any kind of liquor in Bihar. There has been a lot of politics about this law from the very beginning.