Jammu — Shiv Market near Jammu Railway station has become a haven for alcoholics. It witnesses a lot of people who are being served alcohol at dhabas in the area fearlessly. This is common to all the dhabas situated in Shiv Market.
A local daily reports that there’s a collusion between the police officials and the dhaba owners that has led to this situation. People visit these dhaba with their drinks that they consume along with the ordered food. Moreover, if the drinks get over, for an extra charge over the MRP, the dhaba will arrange more alcohol for them.
The report adds that for a meagre profit margin, these dhaba owners are operating in a manner that totally defies the law. Such activities encourage the miscreants who are often seen on roads shouting and yelling on motorbikes. If the state administration doesn’t pay attention, the situation will get worse in the coming days.