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Crime rate in Bihar has come down after liquor ban, claims CM Nitish Kumar

By Jasleen Kaur -- November 15, 2021 6:11 pm -- Updated:Feb 15, 2021
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said the crime rate in the state had come down after the liquor ban and he stood against liquor.

Addressing mediapersons here, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said, "Some people have turned against me because I ordered a liquor ban and I am serious about it. Those who are against it, feel bad. It is a different matter. They might have their own opinion. But we listened to the people --- both men and women. I stand against liquor."

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"The crime figures have not increased. If something happens, action is taken. The administration and the police are active and action is being taken wherever something is happening," he added.

"At some places in Bihar, other incidents have occurred, an incident of Naxals have been reported from one location. It is being probed. It is a different matter, but the incidents of general crime have come down in the state. I did also like to add that the crime rate has come down after the liquor ban," Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar added.

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Earlier this month, 32 persons died in the state after consuming spurious liquor in Muzaffarpur. Nitish Kumar has called a high-level meeting over the liquor ban on November 16.

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