J&K Liquor Dispute: Alleged giving liquor contracts to outsiders, the department denied


News Desk, Amar Ujala, Jammu

Published by: charisma chib
Updated Thu, 10 Jun 2021 6:53 PM IST


Outsiders captured 125 liquor shops in Jammu and Kashmir. The contracts have been taken in the name of local people.

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The dispute regarding the contracts of liquor given under the new excise policy is not taking its name to stop. The Wine Trade Association has directly alleged that under the new policy, contracts have been given to mafia outside Jammu and Kashmir. However, these people have taken contracts through citizens of Jammu and Kashmir. But the reality is that the contracts have been received by people from outside. Due to which the liquor mafia has become active in the state. On the other hand, the department has denied it outright. The department says that contracts have been awarded only under the rules.

Charanjit Singh, head of the Wine Trade Association, says that even the association has made an inquiry. According to him, 125 shops have been given to outsiders. However, these people have taken contracts in the name of the citizens of the state. There are also four to five firms that have taken the maximum number of contracts. These include Oberoi, Trimurti, Poonam Wine Trade etc. Even documents like forged domiciles have been used to secure contracts.

Singh says that there should be a CBI inquiry into the contracts awarded under this new excise policy. So that it can bust the whole racket. Jagdish Jasrotia, chairman of the Wine Trade Association, says that the matter of awarding contracts to outsiders should be investigated. The Wine Trade Association has also claimed that 20 to 25 people did not deposit their money by bidding. Due to which this wine shop could not be opened.

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President of Jammu Best Assembly Movement Sunil Dimple met Divisional Commissioner Jammu Raghav Langa. Said that 60 shops are open in ward number 26. Whose NOC has been given by the concerned Tehsildars. While it is being opposed at the local level. How can NOC be given despite protests. The Divisional Commissioner has assured Dimple that it will be discussed.

it never happened

The contracts have been awarded only after completing the formalities as per the rules. No outsider has been licensed.– Kusum Sharma, Deputy Excise Commission, J&K



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