Public Interest Litigation has been Filed Against Dumping Seized Liquor into Ganga

A PIL has been recorded in the Patna high court against Patna police for contaminating the Ganga by purportedly tossing seized alcohol into the stream. 

"Most of the country liquor seized in Diara (riverine belt) area and hidden underground in plastic containers are being recovered and dumped into the river by the police,"said advocate Manibhushan Pratap Sengar in his PIL which was recorded on Monday. He has additionally specified one such episode where police dumped county alcohol into the stream on May 13 in Patna City region.

On 22 March, 2017 the Uttarakhand high court said that Ganga river is a living element having the status of a legitimate individual. The central government is now running "Namami Gange" venture of Rs 20,000 crore for cleaning the stream other than its protection and revival.

A great many liters of alcohol have been wrecked after the police escalated the anti-liquor drive in the state as of late after CM Nitish Kumar's course in such manner. 

The petitioner has made Central Pollution Control Board chairman, central government, DG of Namami Gange project,  state environment and forest department principal secretary, Bihar government, Bihar State Pollution Control Board chairman, Patna divisional commissioner, Patna DM, Bihar DGP, Patna SSP, Patna City SP and SDPO respondents in the PIL.

Prior in the day, CM Nitish likewise condemned the dumping seized alcohol into the waterway. "Not just in Ganga, alcohol ought not be tossed into any waterway. It is not adequate," the CM said.

 


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