Another armyman held in Bihar with liquor bottles

  • Rajesh Kumar Thakur, Hindustan Times, Hajipur
  • Updated: Aug 11, 2016 17:58 IST
A total prohibition was imposed in Bihar on April 5, making possession and consumption of liquor an offence under the new excise law. (File photo)

The Government Railway Police (GRP) arrested an armyman with bottles of Indian-made foreign liquor (IMFL) soon after he arrived by Jammu Tawi-Guwahati Amarnath Express at Hajipur Junction in Vaishali district of northern Bihar on Thursday.

GRP sources said liquor bottles of different brands were recovered when the baggage of Rajesh Kumar was searched when he reached Hajipur from Pathankot in Punjab, where he is currently posted.

Kumar, a resident of Desari block in Vaishali district, was arrested for violating the liquor ban in force in Bihar since April 5, sources added. Two relatives who were at Hajipur junction were also arrested for allegedly conniving with the jawan.

A Captain rank officer of Indian Army, posted at Shillong in Meghalaya, was arrested on August 7 when he was found carrying 22 bottles of IMFL and sent to jail.

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