Live tv
search
  1. You Are At:
  2. English News
  3. India
  4. Bihar liquor ban: Over 13,000 first-time offenders freed in 3 months after paying fine

Bihar liquor ban: Over 13,000 first-time offenders freed in 3 months after paying fine

The Liquor Amendment Bill was passed in March this year and was implemented from April 1.

Sheenu Sharma Edited By: Sheenu Sharma Patna Published on: July 25, 2022 14:04 IST
Bihar liquor ban Over 13000 first time offenders freed in 3 months after paying fine, liquor ban in
Image Source : PIXABAY.COM. The Liquor Amendment Bill was passed in March this year and was implemented from April 1.

Highlights

  • Around 13,391 offenders (first time) freed in three months after paying their fine
  • A total of 17,553 first-time offenders had been arrested in this regard
  • In June, the Bihar Police and ALTF arrested around 8,651 first-time offenders

Bihar liquor ban news updates: After the amendment to the Liquor Prohibition Act Bihar, the state police and Anti-Liquor Task Force (ALTF) have released 13,391 first-time offenders after paying the fine.

A total of 17,553 first-time offenders had been arrested.

The Liquor Amendment Bill was passed in March this year and was implemented from April 1.

In April, a total of 3,075 first-time offenders were arrested by the state police and ALTF under the Liquor Prohibition Amendment Act 37 of Bihar. Among those arrested, 1942 offenders paid the fine totalling Rs 52 lakh and were released on the direction of a special duty magistrate. The remaining 1,217 offenders were sent to jail for one month.

Similarly in May, the agencies arrested 5,827 persons and 4,747 were released after paying the fine amounting to Rs 1.39 crore.

In June, the Bihar Police and ALTF arrested 8,651 first-time offenders and 6,702 were released after paying the fine totalling Rs 2.60 crore.

The court has imposed a fine of Rs 2,000 to 5,000 depending on the situation. The first-time offenders paid Rs 2,677 on an average per person during the three months.

Liquor is banned in Bihar since April 2016 with severe punishment up to 10 year-jail term. As a large number of offenders were first-timers who were lodged in jails adding to the number of pending cases, which is more than three lakhs, the Nitish Kumar government eventually amended the Liquor Prohibition Act under Article 37. The first-time offenders after paying the fine of Rs 2,000 to 5,000 each at the police station in the presence of duty magistrate were released.

There is also a prohibition of one-month jail term in case the first-time offenders are unable to pay the fine.

ALSO READ: 'Poora Bihar peeke mast hai lekin Raja ko lag rha...': PK's jibe at Nitish Kumar over liquor ban

ALSO READ: Jamnagar Police 'shocked' after 13-year-old caught for stealing liquor worth Rs 1.7 lakh

Latest India News

Read all the Breaking News Live on indiatvnews.com and Get Latest English News & Updates from India