New Delhi: Bihar government has disclosed that crime rates in the state have dropped by 27% after a ban was imposed on the sale of alcohol which came into effect on April 5 (as per PTI reports). 
 
Bihar government on Monday said that the number of deaths due to road accidents has dropped considerably after the ban.
 
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar held a meeting on Monday with Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav, Chief Secretary Anjani Kumar Singh and State police chief PK Thakur, regarding raids conducted to enforce prohibition, and arrests under the new Excise law.
 
However, Ram Vilas Paswan had protested and demanded that the state government allow the sale of toddy in Bihar. Paswan came forward to support the Pasi community and said that a toddy ban would impact the livelihood of locals.