Itanagar; The Itanagar Capital Complex (ICC) administration has declared ‘dry days’ in the ICC from May 14 to 16 next on account of the 26th general conference-cum-election of the All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU).

ICR district magistrate Talo Potom in an order issued on Tuesday said that “it is felt necessary to regulate the selling of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) in the Capital Complex to ensure maintenance of peace and tranquillity and for smooth conduct of the election process.”

Declaring May 14, 15 and 16 as ‘dry days’ under section 21 sub section (1) of the Arunachal Pradesh Excise Act, 1993, the DM said “all the retailers/wholesalers of IMFL within the entire jurisdiction of Capital, Itanagar shall remain closed” on the aforementioned days. “Further, selling/serving of liquors in hotels, restaurants, clubs, bars and other establishments to any one, whomsoever may be, is hereby prohibited. Anybody found violating this order shall be prosecuted as per the law and the license shall be suspended forthwith,” the order read.

The DM has further directed the Capital superintendent of police and all the executive magistrates and tax and excise superintendents of Itanagar, Naharlagun and Banderdewa to enforce the order.

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