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10 June 2014

No Criminal Case Against Mizoram CM for Drinking Alcohol under Prohibition

Aizawl, Jun 10 : Mizoram Police has not registered a criminal case against the Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla who allegedly drank alcohol as the state have been under prohibition.  

The FIR signed by Laltanpuia Pachuau was received on June 4 at Aizawl police station and the police officers were instructed to conduct preliminary inquiry, police said.           

Aizawl district Superintendent of Police LR Dingliana Sailo said, "Criminal case would not be registered as it would be impossible to prove that the Chief Minister and his wife, as alleged in the FIR and the accompanying photograph, were actually drinking beer."

"Such photographs can be doctored or edited on computer and it would be impossible to be used as evidence" Sailo said.   

Pachuau, in his FIR asked the Police to investigate the alleged consumption of alcohol by the Chief Minister and his wife as suggested in a photograph posted in the social media.           

Prohibition has been imposed in Mizoram since February 20, 1997 and consumption of alcohol including beer was outlawed by the dry law.


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