Bihar: Two excise officials suspended
Bihar government has suspended two district Excise Superintendents and transferred four district Excise Superintendents with immediate effect following instruction of Election Commission. Arwal district Excise Superintendent Nitin Kumar and Sheikhpura district Excise Superintendent Bipin Kumar were suspended, while the district Excise Superintendents of Jehanabad, Buxar, Lakhisarai and Jamui have been transferred and sent to waiting for posting.
During the review of electoral preparedness for the first phase of assembly elections on October 23, the Commission noticed that the performance of some districts in terms of expenditure monitoring including control on excise activities has been dismal. The Commission has viewed this seriously and has directed the State government for suspension of two district Excise Superintendents and transfer of four district Excise Superintendents with immediate effect. Ten lakh 45 thousand 915 litre liquor has been seized across the state during checking and raids.