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DCW busts illegal liquor racket in Delhi

The Commission received a complaint from the residents of Gaddha colony, Jasola, wherein they informed that illegal liquor and drugs are being sold openly in their area.

SNS | New Delhi |

Delhi Commission for Women, with the help of the Excise Department, Delhi Government has busted a racket selling illegal liquor and drugs in Jasola, Delhi.

The Commission received a complaint from the residents of Gaddha colony, Jasola, wherein they informed that illegal liquor and drugs are being sold openly in their area. They submitted that the residents are facing tremendous problems due to the rampant sale of illegal liquor and drugs, and the women and girls in their area feel particularly unsafe due to the same.

The business continues throughout the night and people under the influence of illegal liquor and drugs create nuisances and indulge in crimes in their area.

DCW Member Firdos Khan took cognizance of the complaint and issued notice to Delhi Police and Excise Department, Delhi Government.

Subsequently, Excise Department informed the Commission that a raid was conducted in the area by the EIB team of the Excise Department and a lady was found carrying illegal liquor in the area (8 boxes of Bada Santra desi – country liquor to be sold in Haryana only).

In this regard, on the notice of Firdaus Khan, an FIR of the Delhi Excise Act was registered at PS Sarita Vihar and the lady was arrested.

Further, the Department has also directed the local police station and the EIB team to maintain regular vigil in the area. They have been directed to keep a close watch and take legal action in case any other such case is reported from the area.

DCW chief Swati Maliwal stated, “We receive many complaints regarding the open sale of illegal liquor and drugs from various areas of Delhi. Many such rackets have been busted due to the intervention of the Commission. Delhi Police and Excise department should keep a strict vigil to stop the sale of illegal liquor and drugs in Delhi.”

“Further, a huge racket is ongoing through which illegal liquor for sale in Haryana only is transported across the border. This should be stopped immediately. Women and girls especially those living in jhuggis and resettlement colonies are rendered extremely unsafe due to the open sale of illegal liquor and drugs. The commission is taking action on this issue and I request people to be vigilant and report such crimes to Delhi Police and DCW, ” she further added.