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Illicit liquor sale on rise in poll-bound Punjab

Amritsar, Wed, 04 Jan 2012 ANI

Amritsar, Jan 4 (ANI): With barely a month left for the upcoming assembly polls in Punjab, the candidates in the fray here are leaving no stones unturned in alluring the voters and in tune with this the sale of illicit liquor has created a new record in Amritsar.


Devender Singh, a local brewing illicit liquor, said that during election time there is no one to impose any kind of restriction on them.


"During election days, we make illicit liquor and there is no one to stop us and there is no harm from it," he added.


The Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Amritsar, Rajat Aggarwal, however, assured that they would take stringent actions in order to overcome this rising menace and directed officials not to spare people involved in heinous activities.


"We have ceased some cash in our area, after the moral code of conduct of the excise department they have caught several people making illicit liquor," Aggarwal told the media here.


"During the election to counter any such kind of illegal activity we are trying very hard. We would not let such things to affect elections," he added.


The Election Commission of India (EC) has tightened its grip to keep a tab on the political parties so that they do not indulge in nefarious activities and surpass the set rules and guidelines.


The Election Commission has announced poll dates for Punjab State Legislative Assembly General Election for all the 117 seats on January 30. The counting of votes will be held on March 4.


Four others states Goa, Manipur, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand also goes to polls. (ANI)


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