New Delhi: As a part of Excise Department’s drive against drinking in public places, 27 people were arrested in the Capital on Friday, November 11, for consuming liquor in public places. This takes the number of violators to 149 in just past 4 days. 
Speaking on the matter an official from the Excise Department said the arrests were made from Shahdara, Ambedkar Nagar, Connaught Place, Safdarjung Enclave, Hari Nagar, Samaipur Badli, Adarsh Nagar, Dwarka, New Ashok Nagar and Anand Vihar.
“Twenty seven violators were arrested on Thursday for illegal consumption of liquor in public spaces on the fourth day of Delhi Government Excise Department’s special drive to crackdown on this menace in the national capital,” a senior government official said.
The violators have been booked under Section 40 of the Delhi Excise Act and they were handed over to Delhi Police in different Police Stations.
On Wednesday, the department had arrested 45 people for the violation. On Tuesday, 41 were nabbed for drinking liquor in public places.
Previously on October 26, Delhi’s Deputy CM Manish Sisodia had said there will be a strict vigil on the liquor stores from November 7 and the area surrounding them to discourage public consumption of liquor and public nuisance caused due to it.