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Andhra CM orders crackdown on illegal liquor outlets

As a first step towards imposing prohibition in Andhra Pradesh, Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Saturday asked the officials to shut “belt shops” or illegal outlets of licensed liquor shops in the state.

The Chief Minister said stringent action should be taken against those running such shops, and directed officials to cancel the license of dealers running the illegal outlets.

Jagan Reddy, who took oath as the Chief Minister on Thursday, held a meeting with senior officials here to review the state’s finances.

He said his government was committed to fulfill its poll promise of imposing total prohibition in phases.

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