Women ransack liquor shop in Balurghat


first_imgBalurghat: A group of women ransacked a country liquor shop at Ichamoti Bazar in Mohona Panchayat in Kumarganj police limits around 6 pm on Monday. They took the law into their hands as they were fed up of the rising menace of illegal liquor vendors. A ruckus broke out in the locality following the incident.A source said the raw material used in producing liquor was also destroyed by these women. Residents of the town Suniti Sarkar, Shyamali Barman and Pratima Roy said the shop was built in their locality despite their objection. There are banks, schools, colleges and health-centres in the area. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseA local resident said they could not allow the shop to function because children and young people go to schools and colleges in the same locality. “With no other solution, we had to take the law in our own hands and teach the country liquor vendors a good lesson. We would continue doing so in future if such shops come up in our area,” said the local resident. Officers of Kumarganj police station rushed to the spot to avoid any tension. “Frequent raid would be conducted in the village against illegal liquor vendors and gambling,” said a police officer.last_img

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