KOCHI: Total liquor ban is impractical and to stop people’s drinking habit one fine morning is not possible, Excise Commissioner Rishi Raj Singh has said. “Allowing a section of bars to function is dangerous.”
The Excise Commissioner said people are dying every day in Gujarat and Bihar by consuming spurious liquor. “As per the stats available with Crime Records Bureau, Kochi comes after Amritsar among places leading in the usage of narcotics. In Kerala, a case is filed even if one gram ganja is seized. But, such cases are not filed in states like Kerala. I also don’t think there is any drug mafia in Kerala,” he said on Thursday.