A video of men and women celebrating Holi with bottles of liquor at a private celebration has gone viral.
What is interesting is that the video which seems to be taken during Holi was brought to the notice of the police yet the department has not bothered to act against the blatant violation of prohibition rules in the state.
This comes at a time when Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has time and again reiterated that this government will act strictly against those violating the prohibition rule. The video shows men and women dancing with a bottle of alcohol and also imbibing it.
The video is purported to be of residents of Balaji Villa Bungalows in Chandkheda celebrating Holi. Despite an alert citizen warning the police about the violation two months ago, no action has been taken.
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The video was brought to the notice of Bharat Mistry, a social worker residing in Naranpura. The video purportedly of residents of Balaji Villa during Holi celebrations makes it seem as if prohibition and alcohol rules does not apply to them.
Mistry said that he approached the Chandkheda police and gave a written application seeking action against those violating the rules but so far nothing has happened.
He has alleged that Chandkheda police inspector also refused to act on the complaint despite him showing proof of violation.
He said he then gave an application to the ACP who promised to look into the matter but so far nothing has happened in the alcohol case.
Alcohol celebration complainant gets threat calls
What is interesting is that though the police did not move to act against those violating the law, Mistry began to get threat calls on his mobile after he sought action against those violating the law.
Mistry alleges that since the complaint, many high-end cars have been doing a recce of the place he lives. He has also approached the Naranpura police about the threats.
Mistry said that when he first approached the cops they agreed to act against the violators but eventually the cops began questioning him.
“You live in Naranpura, why are you worried about what is happening in Chandkheda? Why are you insisting on filing a complaint are some of the questions that the cops asked me,” said Mistry.
Mistry said that he has been to the police station seven to eight times to seek action in the case but to no avail. “Now I am being threatened. My complaint of threat has also not elicited any response,” said Mistry.
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