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Police identify over 600 places from where drinking in public areas reported

Police identify over 600 places from where drinking in public areas reported

New Delhi: Delhi Police has identified more than 600 places in the city from where cases of consumption of alcohol in public areas were reported. The Commissioner of Delhi Police Amulya Patnaik had directed districts DCsP to take action against those people who consume alcohol at public places.

Police sources told Millennium Post that as many as 37,169 people were found drinking at public places. In151 places in South-East Delhi people were found consuming liquior.

Adding further, sources revealed that in North Delhi-8 spots, Central-45, North West-47 spots, Outer North-39, Rohini-54 spots, New Delhi-8, South West-26, East-34 spots, Shahdara-42, North East-41 spots, South district-48, Dwarka-56, Metro unit-1 Outer-29 and West-20 spots were identified where consumption of liquior in public places reported.

Sources further disclosed that as many as 37,169 persons found drinking at public places. The Delhi Police data of the current year revealed that more than 35,000 persons were nabbed till September. The south-west Delhi Police arrested 5,137 people whereas 5,037 persons were caught by West Delhi Police. Nearly 3,882 cases under the Excise Act registered by city police.

In a recent crime review meeting, the Delhi Police Commissioner, while discussing the topic related to action against public drinking and anti-social elements roaming in parks, directed that districts DCsP should focus on this area, and a special drive should be started in all districts against those people who consume alcohol at public places and appropriate legal action should be taken against them under the provisions of the Excise Act.

"Surprise checks should be conducted in the parks during morning and evening hours and legal action should be taken against anti-social elements, who loiter in the parks, with intent to commit the crime," Police Chief told DCsP.

The top cop further added that women staff along with male officers should go in the parks and interact with the people. District DCsP should have their own system of cross-checking by sending vigilance teams to the affected areas. The meeting was held in the first week of September in Delhi Police Headquarters (PHQ).

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