lucknow, Policenama online – Video of group of Kanwar pilgrims was seen drinking alcohol at Garmukteshwar Ghat that was shared on social media.
Hapur: A video of a group of ‘kanwariyas’ drinking liquor at Garh Mukteshwar ghat has gone viral; ASP Sarvesh Mishra says, “the kanwariyas are seen drinking liquor in an area where it is prohibited. It’s illegal. Those people are being identified. Legal action will be taken”
Police clarified that drinking alcohol is illegal here, and all due ‘legal action’ will be taken if men identified. Men had seen drinking alcohol in an area where it is prohibited. People are identified by their number plates, said ASP Sarvesh Mishra.
Kanwar pilgrims are the devotees of Hindu God, shiva. Pilgrims from different part of country pay visit often wearing saffron clothes with decorated pots on their shoulders, they travel on foot during Saavan month of Hindu calendar.
Majority of them are young men, and they visit from Haridwar, Gaumukh and Gangotri in Uttarakhand and Sultanganj in Bihar.