Liquor Shop Ransacked

Published: 12th April 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th April 2015 03:31 AM   |  A+A-

JAGATSINGHPUR:  Locals ransacked a foreign liquor shop at Balitutha Bazaar under Kujang police limits on Friday. They then staged a dharna at the bazaar by blocking the road, as a result of which, traffic on the Balitutha-Kujang road was paralysed for several hours.

The agitators said as per norms, liquor shops should be located 500 metres away from residential areas and 100 metres away from places of worship and educational institutions. In violation of the norms, the liquor shop was located right in the middle of the bazaar, which led to rise in criminal activities. Women and children often feared to venture into the area as anti-socials gathered outside the liquor shop. Even as the villagers had demanded shifting of the liquor shop from the area, the district administration and Excise officials paid no heed.

Police officials rushed to the spot and pacified the agitators.

Stay up to date on all the latest Odisha news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp