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Sufficient steps not taken by Excise Dept to prevent illegal liquor business: Assam Assembly Committee Report

Guwahati, August 29: An Assam Assembly Committee found that the state Excise Department has not taken "sufficient steps" to prevent illegal liquor business along border areas and suggested to form an armed battalion of its own to control "accelerating" unlawful activities.The Departmentally Related Standing Committee on Development (A) Departments of Assam Legislative Assembly in its report for Excise Department for 2021-22 also said that many "set rules are being flouted" and asked the authorities to enforce them strictly."The Committee observed that some illegal liquor centres have grown up throughout the...