Updated June 11th, 2024 at 18:54 IST

J-K: 2 Arrested For Drinking Alcohol During Shikara Ride in Dal Lake

Two people have been arrested for allegedly consuming liquor during a shikara ride in Dal Lake here, police said on Tuesday. The step was taken by the city police after a video of the episode made rounds on the internet, they said.

J-K: 2 Arrested For Drinking Alcohol During Shikara Ride in Dal Lake | Image:X
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Srinagar: Two people have been arrested for allegedly consuming liquor during a shikara ride in Dal Lake here, police said on Tuesday.

The step was taken by the city police after a video of the episode made rounds on the internet, they said.

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Consuming liquor in public places as prohibited in Jammu and Kashmir.

"Srinagar Police has taken cognizance after a video of unidentified individuals indulging in offensive behaviour in a shikara in Dal Lake in an inebriated state went viral across social media platforms," a police spokesperson said in posted on X.

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He said a case under relevant sections of law was registered and two accused persons were arrested.

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"Two accused have been arrested while more suspects are being questioned. Further investigation into the matter is going on," he added.

Last weekend, a video surfaced showing a group of tourists consuming liquor during a shikara ride in Dal Lake, leading to an outcry from civil society and religious leaders. 

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Published June 11th, 2024 at 18:54 IST