Bihar: 280 cartons of foreign liquor seized, two persons arrested in Muzaffarpur district

As per the new liquor law, both the persons could attract a minimum 10 years of jail term which may extend to imprisonment for life besides a minimum fine of Rs 1 lakh which may extend to Rs 10 lakh.

By: PTI | Muzaffarpur | Published:October 15, 2016 1:19 pm
Bihar, Bihar govt, Bihar liquor ban, Bihar govt moves SC, Patna HC, Patna HC order, Bihar liquor ban law, Bihar news, India news, latest news, Indian express The 280 cartons – containing IMFL made in Haryana – were supposed to be distributed in different parts of Bihar. (File)

In Bihar 280 cartons of India Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) were seized and two persons arrested from Godanpatti in Muzaffarpur district Saturday. Acting on a tip off, police raided a place in the village and seized 280 cartons of IMFL from a truck. The truck driver and its cleaner were arrested, Senior Superintendent of Police Vivek Kumar said. The police also seized five other vehicles.

The 280 cartons – containing IMFL made in Haryana – were supposed to be distributed in different parts of the district and its adjoining areas with the help of these seized vehicles, a police official said.

It may be noted that the Bihar government had on Gandhi Jayanti notified the Bihar Prohibition and Excise Act 2016 banning manufacture, trade, storage, transportation, possession, sale and consumption of liquor and foreign liquor through a stringent provisions incorporated under the law.

As per the new liquor law, both the persons could attract a minimum 10 years of jail term which may extend to imprisonment for life besides a minimum fine of Rs 1 lakh which may extend to Rs 10 lakh.

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    Oct 15, 2016 at 12:46 pm
    Every single pan shop or cold drink shops in Gujrat Rly stn / near Tourist spots or on the Highways, people will gets liquor. If people know how to deal with shopkeeper, SK will supply with cold drink bottle. But that will not be published by any medias. Severe punishments or heavy penalties will solve this black marketing. But it's a big underground business. Traffic / Police have to be very prompt.
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