Supreme Court pulls up Punjab: Treating illicit liquor issue with ‘kid gloves’
No efforts to reach real culprits: SC
Expressing dissatisfaction over the progress in the probe into illicit liquor trade cases in Punjab, the Supreme Court on Monday pulled up the state for treating the issue with “kid gloves.”
No efforts to reach real culprits
It appears no serious efforts have been made to reach the real culprits who are in the business of manufacturing and transporting illegal liquor…You are treating it with kid gloves. Bench
A Bench led by Justice MR Shah, directing the Punjab Excise Department to inform it of the particulars of certain FIRs lodged in the state, observed: “In a hooch tragedy, who is the sufferer? Not those who can afford whiskey. Common people and the downtrodden are the sufferers…Take this very seriously.” The observations came during the hearing of a petition against a September 2020 order of the Punjab and Haryana High Court disposing of a petition seeking transfer of some FIRs registered in Punjab with regard to the alleged sale and inter-state smuggling of spurious liquor to the CBI.