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Haryana To Make Drunk Driving Leading To Death A Non-Bailable Offence

To keep a check on the increasing number of road accidents, Haryana government decides to make drunk driving, resulting into the death of the victim, a non-bailable offence

IANS | April 23, 2018 12:43 PM | News

Haryana To Make Drunk Driving Leading To Death A Non-Bailable Offence

Chandigarh: Getting tough against road accidents by inebriated drivers, Haryana is considering to make the offence non-bailable in case it leads to a death, the assembly was informed on Wednesday (March 14). Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ram Bilas Sharma said the government was considering making drunk driving, resulting into the death of the victim, a non-bailable offence to keep a check on the increasing number of road accidents. He was replying to a calling attention motion during the ongoing budget session of the assembly here.

Minister Ram Bilas Sharma also told the house that last year 14,668 criminal cases were registered in the state against people indulging in illicit liquor trade.

He said 2,247 criminal cases were registered against narcotic drug criminals during this period.

The state established a Special Task Force on October 3 last year with a view to detect and investigate criminal activities, including manufacture and supply of narcotic substances and drugs, illicit arms and counterfeit currency.

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