Patna (Bihar) [India], October 28 (ANI): Former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav on Saturday slammed Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over the death of five people due to consuming illicit liquor.
Eight policemen have so far been suspended in connection with the case.
Speaking to ANI, Yadav alleged that the Chief Minister is not concerned about the implementation of liquor ban in Bihar.
Yadav added, "In reality, there is no ban as such in Bihar. The only change that took place is that now liquor is being sold at a higher price."
He asserted that Bihar's condition is deteriorating and blamed Kumar for this failure.
At least five people were killed and four others were stated to be critical after consuming illicit liquor in Danwar village of Bihar's Rohtas district.
Shahabad Deputy Inspector General of Police Mohd Rehman confirmed the incident and suspended the Station House Officer (SHO).
Rehman said that strict action will also be taken against the excise department.
The DIG along with the District Magistrate and the Superintendent of Police reached the spot to take stock of the situation.
On 26 November 2015, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had announced that alcohol would be banned in the state from April 1, 2016. (ANI)