Greater than 2.5 lakh individuals throughout the state had been arrested up to now one-and-a-half years below the Prohibition Act for manufacturing/smuggling/sale or consumption/possession of illicit liquor, claimed the Gujarat Police.
The assertion comes within the backdrop of the latest hooch tragedy that claimed the lives of at the very least 42 folks within the villages of Ahmedabad and Botad. The state authorities has termed the deaths as because of chemical poisoning. Fifteen accused have been arrested within the case up to now.
A complete of two,52,071 individuals had been arrested from January 2021 to July 2022 within the state, in response to the assertion launched from the workplace of Gujarat Director Basic of Police (DGP) Ashish Bhatia. Amongst these arrested, 1,99,622 folks had been held for country-made liquor instances, whereas 52,449 had been arrested for these involving Indian Made Overseas Liquor (IMFL). In complete, 2, 54, 203 FIRs had been lodged below the Prohibition Act of which 43,355 had been for IMFL and a pair of,10,848 had been for country-made liquor instances.
“From January 2021 to July 2022, we’ve got seized illicit liquor and 18,658 automobiles concerned in its smuggling, the whole worth of the seizure is Rs 273.86 crore. Moreover, among the many instances lodged below the Prohibition Act, at the very least 28,100 instances had been towards listed bootleggers. We’ve additionally arrested 1,234 bootleggers below the Prevention of Anti-Social Actions (PASA) Act and banished (tadipaar) 749 different bootleggers,” learn the assertion.
In accordance with the Nationwide Crime Information Bureau (NCRB) report of ”Crime In India 2020″, among the many 4 dry states of India, Gujarat, at 2,42,847, accounted for the best variety of prohibition instances adopted by Bihar with 45,235 instances, Mizoram with 251 and Nagaland with 229. The NCRB experiences don’t point out arrests below Prohibition Act however categorise them below SSL (Particular and State Legal guidelines). In 2020, 3,84,860 individuals had been arrested in Gujarat below SLL crimes, of which a big part was prohibition instances.
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Equally, as per the Crime in India 2019 report, a complete of two,41,715 instances below prohibition had been lodged in Gujarat adopted by 49,182 in Bihar and 219 every in Mizoram and Nagaland. A complete of three,56,249 folks had been arrested in Gujarat below SLL crimes in 2019. As per the Crime in India 2018 report, a complete of 1,99,751 instances below prohibition had been lodged in Gujarat adopted by 45,742 instances in Bihar, 236 in Mizoram and 272 in Nagaland, and three,16,363 individuals had been arrested within the state that yr.