Bihar prohibition: Booze session photo on Facebook lands 5 friends in jail

The incident, the first of its kind after promulgation of total prohibition in the state by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in April, occurred late Sunday night.

By: PTI | Biharsharif | Updated: December 6, 2016 4:56 pm

Flaunting a booze session on Facebook proved costly for five youths who were arrested here and sent to jail hours after posting a photo on the social network showing an IMFL bottle, police said on Tuesday. The incident, the first of its kind after promulgation of total prohibition in the state by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in April, occurred late Sunday night in this headquarter town of Nalanda district.

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Nalanda is also the native district of the chief minister. Kumar Ashish, Nalanda Superintendent of Police, tracked the photograph following which Vicky Arya was arrested from his house in the Laheri police station area hours after posting the photograph.

Arya divulged details of his four friends who had accompanied him in the revelry and they were arrested too, the SP said. The five have been booked under new Excise Act and forwarded to jail, he said, adding the IMFL bottle shown in the photo was also recovered from them.

Alcohol, spiced, domestic liquor as well as IMFL have been completely banned in Bihar since April 5, 2016 and the new Excise Act has the provision of jail as well heavy penalty for those found violating it.

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