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Liquor shops near Delhi schools to be closed, action against officers who issued licenses, says deputy CM Manish Sisodia

New Delhi: Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday said the liquor shops located near schools would be closed and action taken against officers who issued the licences to them.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader's comments come in the backdrop of increased concerns over students' safety in schools, following the brutal killing of a seven-year-old boy in a Gurugram school and alleged rape of a five-year-old girl by a school peon in Delhi.

Sisodia, who is also the education minister of Delhi, had last week asked the school principals to send a list of liquor shops located close to their campuses. As per norms, a liquor shop cannot function within 100 metres of a school.

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Updated Date: Sep 19, 2017 20:22:22 IST