Nagaland: Recent Raids Result in 135 Arrests and 120 Offenses Under NLTP Act

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Friday, October 27, 2023
Nagaland: Recent Raids Result in 135 Arrests and 120 Offenses Under NLTP Act
Nagaland State Excise Department Cracks Down on Violations of NLTP Act 1989
Dimapur, October 26, 2023 - The Nagaland State Excise Department has intensified its efforts to enforce the Nagaland Liquor Total Prohibition (NLTP) Act 1989, conducting a series of raids across all districts in the state over the past few weeks.

A recent press release, issued by H Atokhe Aye, NCS, Commissioner of Excise & Director of Prohibition, Dimapur, revealed that a significant number of violations were uncovered during these operations. A total of 120 offenses were registered under the NLTP Act, leading to the arrest and booking of 135 individuals under the relevant sections of the Act.

The crackdown also resulted in the seizure of 286 cases of assorted Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) and beer, as well as 496 bottles of these alcoholic beverages. Additionally, 1104 liters of Country Liquor were confiscated. Notably, an Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) case was filed concerning the discovery of 500 grams of Heroin, and this case has been registered in the Court of Law.

The Nagaland State Excise Department plays a crucial role as the Nodal Department responsible for implementing the prohibition law. The Director of Prohibition serves as the competent authority for the cognizance of offenses under the NLTP Act 1989. To ensure the effective and successful prosecution of cases under this legislation, the department has called for close coordination with all relevant enforcement agencies.

Nagaland, often referred to as a 'Dry State,' has been rigorously upholding its commitment to the prohibition of alcohol consumption within its borders. The recent series of raids and the resulting arrests and seizures underscore the state's determination to curb liquor-related violations and maintain the integrity of the NLTP Act 1989.

As the state continues to rigorously enforce its prohibition laws, citizens and stakeholders can expect further actions and campaigns aimed at upholding the principles of the NLTP Act and maintaining Nagaland's status as a Dry State.