Strict action will now be taken against those who sell poisonous liquor in Uttar Pradesh, the Yogi government of the state has decided to take action under the National Security Act (NSA) against those who sell poisonous liquor. Not only this, the government has also decided that those responsible for selling poisonous liquor will be charged damages and the property of the culprits will be attached and recovered from them.
Several cases of deaths due to poisonous liquor in the state
A few days ago there were cases of deaths due to some people consuming poisonous liquor in Uttar Pradesh. Recently, 6 people died due to drinking poisonous liquor in Bathra, Lucknow, 1 day before Diwali. There have been several cases of deaths due to poisonous liquor in the state in the past. In such a situation, the government is going to take strict action against those who sell poisonous liquor. Apart from this, the Uttar Pradesh government is also running a special campaign against the sellers of poisonous liquor for 2 days and at the same time liquor stocks are also being checked in the shops of Uttar Pradesh.
After strict decision of the Yogi government, on Saturday, the police also checked and sampled with some magistrates at some liquor shops in Lucknow. The aim was to arrest any adulteration in liquor and break the network of liquor mafias.
Earlier WHO praised Yogi Government
The World Health Organization (WHO) has praised the Government of Uttar Pradesh for the COVID-19 management strategy. According to the statement released by the state government, WHO Country Representative Roderico said that the UP government’s strategic response, while advancing the contact tracing efforts, is praiseworthy and could set a good example for other states.
The official statement further said that the global health body appreciated the efforts made by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and his government to manage COVID-19, especially to track high-risk contacts. More than 70,000 front-line health workers worked across the state to reach high-risk contacts of COVID-19 positive cases.