Local liquor with label “Chakpa Kallei” found selling in dry state Manipur

Local liquor with label “Chakpa Kallei” found selling in dry state Manipur

Written By: / Friday, 29 March 2019 17:13

IT News
Imphal, March 29,

Volunteers of  Coalition Against Drugs & Alcohol (CADA) seized labeled local brew being sold on open market at Lamphel area while conducting drive against illicit liquors.
A press statement by CADA said that at around 11 am while conducting drive against illicit liquors at Lamphel area near Shija Hospital Road close to the Home Guard Head Quarter, volunteers of the CADA found Distilled Indigenous country liquor from a person .  
Pack country liquor bottle with labeled “Chakpa Kallei” were seized from a vendor owned by one Konsam Panchamani, along with lose local brew.
The volunteers of the CADA destroyed the seized liquor by burning at the spot.
The CADA statement further said that selling of labeled country liquor with the name “Chakpa Kallei” ( - A Traditional Indigenous Products, Originated from Chakpa Phayeng) is very unfortunate as the state is still a dry state after the enforcement of Liquor Prohibition Act 1991.
Today’s evidence shows that there are people in the state who set up factory for liquor.
The statement also added that hands of those in the government cannot be denied as these people openly set up factory for liquor in a dry state.  
The CADA also lambasted the government for not taking action against those who violated the law of the land.

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