Patna: 500 cartons of liquor bottles seized

The seized liquor was meant for illegal trade by a jailed former liquor supplier, Anil Kumar, in Fatuha, Mokamaha, Barh and Bakhtiyarpur regions.

By: PTI | Patna | Published:October 29, 2016 7:15 pm

Patna police on Saturday seized 500 cartons of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL), valued at about Rs 70 lakh, from a godown in rural Patna. Acting on a tip-off received by Patna Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Manu Maharaj, a team from Fatuha police station raided a godown and seized 500 cartons of liquor, a statement from the SSP’s office said.

The seized liquor was meant for illegal trade by a jailed former liquor supplier, Anil Kumar, in Fatuha, Mokamaha, Barh and Bakhtiyarpur regions, it said.

Kumar is in jail for illegally trading in liquor despite prohibition in the state.

The seized liquor bottles were valued at about Rs 70 lakh, the statement said.