Hyderabadis.. Consuming alcohol in public place is no longer acceptable! Yes, the Hyderabad police has made it a strict rule and anyone breaking the rule will be seriously punished. Now a days, reports have been received indicating that consumption of liquor in public places has become rampant and unhindered in several areas of the City of Hyderabad, resulting in a menace to the common members of the public, especially women and children in particular. Their behaviour has become a threat to the safety and security of public, police say.
In recent times, numerous cases have been reported regarding the safety of women and children from these people. Also, a lot of accidents are also been reported due to drunk and drive. To take speedy measures, Hyderabad police in a Facebook post mentioned that it is no longer allowed to drink in public. It will be a punishable offence under Section 144 of Criminal Procedure Code 1973. Commissioner of Hyderabad Police M. Mahendar Reddy made a written order and notified the same to the General Public prohibiting Consumption of liquor in public places.
In a Facebook post, they made it clear regarding the implementation of this order. The order has been published for the information of public through the media and through the public address system in the areas affected with drunkenness in public places. The order shall come into force from 06:00 hours on 12-10-2017 and shall remain in force for a period of one week i.e. upto 06:00 hours on 18-10-2017 (both days inclusive) unless withdrawn earlier.
Any person violating this order shall be liable for punishment under Section 188 of the Indian Penal code and as per the provisions of Hyderabad City Police Act, 1348). The public is happy with this act as well as they are still doubtful whether this will be implemented successfully or not.
Taking social media as a platform, public took it as responsibility and shared few instances and places where they faced problems with the drunkards and requested to take necessary action. Also, they mentioned few wine shops where the traffic is getting congested because of vehicles parked in front of it. They further said no traffic police has taken any action on this. They also questioned about the license permit for the wine shops along road sides. Taking social media as a platform, people have become more active in questioning and finding solutions to their problems. Let us hope this as a sign of change and let us wish the above rule will be successfully implemented by the Hyderabad Police!
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