Locals stage anti-liquor protest in Jagatsinghpur

Jagatsinghpur: Protesting lack of measures by the authorities to put a check on illegal sale of liquor, locals hit the streets by staging a road blockade at Dihasahi under Erasama block in the district today.

According to sources, over hundreds of women from different self-help groups (SHGs) of the locality staged anti-liquor protest and blocked the road by burning tyres.

The members of SHGs alleged that illegal liquor business is on the rise in the area. The women resorted to the protest after no action was taken by the excise department officials or police to nab the traders involved in liquor trade in the region, informed sources.

Moreover, the members of the outfit demanded that immediate action should be taken by the district administration to prevent illicit liquor trade in the area.