Delhi excise department forms teams to check use of alcohol to influence voters ahead of Lok Sabha polls

The official said excise department has constituted a four-member team each in all 11 district each, assigning them to monitor footage of CCTV cameras installed at retail shops on a regular basis.

Published: 31st March 2019 01:35 PM  |   Last Updated: 01st April 2019 11:28 AM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: The excise department has constituted various teams comprising 44 officials at district level to monitor recordings of CCTV cameras installed at liquor shops, an official said.

The move is aimed at curbing use of alcohol to influence voters in the run up to the Lok Sabha poll  on May 12.

Recently, the department had warned shops against selling liquor on the basis of “coupon or token”, and directed them to strictly follow opening and closing time of their establishments.

The official said excise department has constituted a four-member team each in all 11 district each, assigning them to monitor  footage of CCTV cameras installed at retail shops on a regular basis.
‘The first member of each district will obtain the list of retail vends of their concerned district...and allocate shops to each member of the team for viewing of CCTV recordings till completion of the election process,’ Deputy Excise Commissioner Sandeep Mishra said.

Mishra said inspecting officials have been directed to inform the critical events to senior officers of the department and take necessary action as per laid down rules.

Over the last few days, the department has issued a number of directions as part of its measures to curb distribution of alcohol. With agency inputs

 

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