Syndicate involved in making spurious wine: Kamal

Staff Correspondent

4 February, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said that a syndicate is involved in producing spurious wine illegally as foreign wine is not being imported due to Covid-19 pandemic.

“As a result, there is a shortage of foreign wine. Cashing in on the situation, a syndicate is making spurious alcohol,” he said after inaugurating ‘Bangabandhu Corner of River Police’ at Police Plaza in Gulshan of the capital on Wednesday.

The minister said that the police force is hunting for the members of the syndicate, many of whom have already been arrested.

On the news report run by Al Jazeera, he said, “The report is not based on facts. It is a revelation of conspiracy against the state.”

He mentioned that the foreign minister and ISPR had responded to the report.

“It is yellow journalism. It does not go with the norms of journalism,” the home minister said. 

About the army coup in Myanmar, Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said that it is the internal issue of the neighbouring country.

Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) have been put on alert along the border areas, he said.

Senior river police officers were present on the occasion.