SC voices concern over drug menace in Punjab

Wednesday 07th December 2022 05:25 EST

“The youth will be finished,” an anguished Supreme Court said voicing concern over illicit liquor trade and drug menace in Punjab, and asked the state government to fix responsibility on the local police for failing to keep vigil. A bench of justices M R Shah and C T Ravikumar asked the Punjab government to spell out specific steps taken to curb the production and sale of illegal liquor. Senior advocate Ajit Kumar Sinha, appearing for the Punjab government, assured the court that the state is taking action and has already destroyed over 13,000 illegal liquor ‘bhattis’ (distilleries). The top court was hearing a plea arising out of a September 2020 order of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

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