The police has confiscated several stacks of liquor from these houses in the presence of the DCW.
New Delhi: The Delhi Commission for Women has issued a notice to the Delhi police over illegal sale of liquor in houses in Holambi Kalan and Jahangirpuri area.
Commission’s chief Swati Jaihind during a recent late night inspections in Holambi Kalan and Jahangirpuri found rampant illegal sale of liquor in houses, which made it extremely difficult for women and girls to come and go out of their houses after dark.
“Since it is unfathomable that such large scale and sustained illegal activities can be carried out without the protection of police, notice has been issued to the DCP (vigilance).
“The DCW has also issued notice to the DCP Outer district on sale of illegal liquor in Holambi Kalan,” a statement issued by the women’s panel said. The commission was conducting late night surprise inspections to various areas of Delhi for the last 11 days.
Ms Jaihind and her team visited Jahangirp-uri and Holambikalan colonies and it was lear-nt that the women and girls were facing severe problems due to criminal and illegal activities in the area, including sale of liquor in houses.
The police has confiscated several stacks of liquor from these houses in the presence of the DCW. One of the occupants blatantly dared the commission to stop them from selling liquor in their homes, stating that they paid monthly commissions to the local police. The same has been recorded on a video, the statement said.
“Prima facie, it appears that the illegal activity of selling liquor in homes is occurring with active connivance and protection of the police,” Ms Jaihind said.