Delhi excise dept orders monitoring of CCTVs installed at liquor warehouses
NEW DELHi: Delhi's excise department has asked officials to monitor CCTV footage of liquor warehouses on a daily basis, a move aimed at preventing the use alcohol to influence voters in the run up to the Lok Sabha polls.
The order comes close on the heels of department's recent directive which warned city's liquor shops against selling alcohol on the basis of "coupon or tokens". The department has appointed eleven designated officers and asked them to monitor recording of CCTVs installed in liquor warehouses for at least 15-minute on a daily basis. The official said that these excise officers will ensure that the footage of all the CCTV cameras are preserved for at least 60 days for all bonded warehouses.
In its order, the department said that these designated officers have been directed to submit a certificate on daily basis.
The certificates should say that CCTVs installed at bonded warehouses are under working condition and no irregular activity regarding illicit storage or transportation of illicit liquor has been noticed.
"Bonded warehouses are hereby put under 24x7 CCTV monitoring. No liquor should released without proper license or permit," the official said.