Over 3000 litres of foreign liquor seized in Bihar, 7 held

The consignment was being brought from Haryana with some part of it meant for distribution in places enroute to the final destination of Biharsharif, the district headquarters of Nalanda, Ashish said.

By: PTI | Biharsharif/muzaffarpur | Published:October 15, 2016 9:25 pm

Huge quantity of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) was on Saturday seized from two districts of Bihar and seven persons were arrested, in stepped-up drive to enforce the prohibition in the state.

In a major haul, police seized 3,286 litres of IMFL, smuggled from Haryana, in Nalanda district, Superintendent of Police Kumar Ashish said.

Acting on a tip off, the Special Task Force (STF) and the district police intercepted a truck near Chiranya bridge under Chandi police station and recovered 3,286 litre of liquor in 6,468 bottles packed in 354 cartons, he said.

The consignment was being brought from Haryana with some part of it meant for distribution in places enroute to the final destination of Biharsharif, the district headquarters of Nalanda, Ashish said.

Five persons involved in the racket including its alleged kingpin — Sanjit Kumar Singh of Nursarai in Nalanda district have been arrested in this connection, the SP said.

In another operation, the Muzaffarpur police today seized 280 cartons of IMFL and arrested two persons from Godanpatti village under Gaighat police station area.

Acting on a tip off, police raided a place in Godanpatti village and seized the cartons of foreign liquor from a truck and nabbed the truck driver and its cleaner, Senior Superintendent of Police Vivek Kumar said.

The 280 cartons, containing IMFL from Haryana, were supposed to be distributed among different parts of the district and its adjoining areas with the help of these seized vehicles, he said.

The seizure was result of the intense campaign launched in the state by Nitish Kumar government after new and more stringent liquor law was introduced in Bihar from October 2.

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    avi
    Oct 15, 2016 at 8:39 pm
    As expected smuggling or bootlegging will help anti social elements and politicians who are invariably looking to loot some where. Prohibition has been tried the world over and failed. Introduction of drinks with low alcohol content is the only way out, as done successfully in many countries. Nitish has to learn to be realistic and practical, you can't govern semi literate or an illiterate potion in lawless Bihar, just by your whims and fancies ???
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      surinder
      Oct 15, 2016 at 5:07 pm
      Mr NITISH Kumar learn a lesson whatever laws you may make .. Criminals know in BiHAR , offered to PAk , law and order machinery can be purchased despite tall claims of Nitish Kumar . When he himself depends on criminals like Shabuddin having blessings of equally corrupt Lalu and his henchmen , how can he act against criminals. Let him make any laws. If he has no balls to act , this is a farce .
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        Shafted mohammed
        Oct 16, 2016 at 12:47 am
        This much liquor , no bhai laluji and sons cannot drink that , please distribute to all RJD MLA's so that they remain happy in nitesh raj.
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          Sundar
          Oct 18, 2016 at 6:43 am
          Nitish's ambition is to become the next PM in 2019. He knows that he would be unable to generate funds for himself as corporate houses and capitalists would fund for Modi as PM candidate once again.lt;br/gt; lt;br/gt;Total prohibition supported by draconian laws is a desperate attempt by Nitish ji to generate the funds through liquor mafia and law enforcers in the state to fuel his ambition to become PM after dethroning Modi. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;All the concern by Nitish ji for the women of Bihar or for social and economic uplift of the mes through liquor ban is just an eyewash and an attempt to divert the attention from the real intent.
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            Sundar
            Oct 17, 2016 at 6:52 am
            Pooja period is over and with Diwali and marriage season approaching followed by Christmas and New year and Holi, there will be rampant smuggling and bootlegging of liquor which will be impossible to control and all the tamasha of enforcing total prohibition in Bihar will go for a toss.
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