Bihar: Giriraj Singh Holds CM Nitish Kumar's Liquor Ban Policy Responsible For SI Murder In Begusarai (Video)

Bihar: Giriraj Singh Holds CM Nitish Kumar's Liquor Ban Policy Responsible For SI Murder In Begusarai (Video)

Giriraj Singh said it's "stubbornness" that sent innocent people to jail and many were killed by liquor mafias

ANIUpdated: Wednesday, December 20, 2023, 04:36 PM IST
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GIRIRAJ SINGH ON BEGUSARAI INCIDENT | ANI

Patna, Bihar: Union Minister Giriraj Singh on Wednesday slammed the Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and held his liquor ban responsible for Tuesday's attack on a police team by the liquor mafias that led to the death of a police inspector.

Singh said it's "stubbornness" that sent innocent people to jail and many were killed by liquor mafias.

"Due to the wrong policies of liquor ban, due to the stubbornness of Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, a lot of innocent people had to go to jail. A lot of people were killed by liquor mafias. An ASI was killed by the mafia. Who is responsible for this?- Nitish Kumar," said Giriraj Singh.
Further asking Kumar to review his decision Singh said, "Nitish Kumar, please let go of your stubbornness and review your decision by calling an all-party meeting."

Liquor mafia mows down cop in Begusarai
Notably, a police inspector has been killed and a home guard was seriously injured when a police team was allegedly attacked by liquor smugglers in Bihar's Begursarai district.

The incident happened on the intervening nights of Tuesday and Wednesday when Begusarai's Naokothi Police Station received information that liquor was being transported in a car.


As the police team tried to stop the car, the smugglers increased their speed and hit the inspector and others, a senior police officer said.
"Begusarai's Naokothi Police Station received information that liquor was being transported in a car. Based on the information, a night patrol vehicle was sent. At 12:30 am, to stop the car, inspector Khamas Chaudhary was standing with the police car near the Chhatauna Budhi Gandak river bridge along with three home guards," Begusarai Superintendent of Police (SP) Yogendra Kumar said

"Seeing the police car, the car driver increased his speed and hit Inspector Khamas Chaudhary, due to which he died. A home guard was also injured and has been admitted to Sadar Hospital," the SP added.


The police have arrested the car's owner and the hunt is on to nab the accused, the officer said. "A special team has been formed. The team has arrested the owner of the vehicle. Interrogation is underway," said SP.
Notably, there has been a complete ban on manufacturing, storage, transportation, sale and consumption of alcohol since April 2016. However, even after years of ban, the state keeps witnessing one hooch tragedy after another.

However, Nitish Kumar seems stern about his views on alcohol. In past, he has clearly stated that the administration is not going to permit liquor in a state that sees a series of violence related to liquor cases. (ANI)

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