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400 arrested for drinking in public

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

As many as 400 persons have so far been arrested by the excise department of in the ongoing drive against public drinking in the national capital.

Although 29 persons were arrested for consuming in public places on Monday, 13 were caught yesterday for violating the laid down rules.


While launching the drive against open drinking on November 7, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had said the intention of the was not to put people in jails but to reform them and curb so this menace which is taking a toll on the families and safety of women can be ensured.

The action is being taken against the violators under section 40 of the Excise Act and they are handed over to Police in different Police Stations for further action as per

As per the rules, anyone caught drinking publicly has to to pay a fine of Rs 5,000 and anyone creating nuisance in public is fined Rs 10,000 and faces imprisonment of up to six months.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, November 30 2016. 15:48 IST
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