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Saswat Singhdeo

Puri: As many as 50 women of a Self Help Group (SHG) today seized a foreign liquor-laden truck on Chilika-Nuapada road and destroyed the alcohol bottles in an anti-liquor drive.

As per reports, the women had been complaining before the police and the Excise Department about rampant sale of liquor in the area for quite some time, but allegedly no steps were taken to resolve the issue. Irate over inaction, the women members of the SHG took the matter into their own hands and destroyed the liquor bottles.

On the other hand, demanding rollback of Odisha government’s decision to open more liquor shops in the State, members of Milita Odisha Nisha Nibarana Abhiyan today staged a protest at Lower PMG in Bhubaneswar.

"Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik boasts of many schemes like KALIA and PEETHA but has failed to resolve the main issue. He must take steps to shut down all the liquor shops across the State," said a protester.

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