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Bihar policemen’s body chief, another office-bearer sent to jail for boozing

The Bihar Police Men’s Association president and an office-bearer have been remanded in judicial custody for 14 days for consuming liquor and creating nuisance on the premises of new police lines in Patna.

india Updated: May 05, 2017 00:33 IST
Avinash Kumar
Bihar Police Men's Association president Nirmal Singh and office-bearer Shamsher Khan being taken to the court in Patna on Wednesday.
Bihar Police Men's Association president Nirmal Singh and office-bearer Shamsher Khan being taken to the court in Patna on Wednesday.(HT photo)

Two office-bearers of Bihar Police Men’s Association (BPMA), including its president, were arrested late Wednesday night for allegedly consuming liquor and creating nuisance on the premises of the new police lines here.

BPMA president Nirmal Singh and office-bearer Shamsher Khan, were produced before the special excise court of ADJ Ravindra Nath Tripathi on Thursday, who remanded them in judicial custody for 14 days.

Patna senior superintendent of police (SSP) Manu Maharaaj said Singh and Khan, both in the constable rank, were found consuming alcohol when some senior officers, acting on a complaint, reached the new police lines at about 11pm. “The two BPMA office-bearers started abusing the police officers and created nuisance on the premises of new police lines. Additional reinforcements were immediately called and the two policemen were arrested,” Maharaaj said. They were subjected to medical test which confirmed that they had consumed alcohol, The SSP said, adding that a case had been registered against them with Buddha Colony police station.

The breath analyzer test revealed Singh had alcohol content of 150.9 milligram per 100 ml of blood and in the case of Khan it was 179.6 mg per 100ml, the SSP said.

According to international standards, one who has more than 30 milligram of alcohol per 100 ml of blood comes under the category of drunk.

The state police headquarters has directed the SSP to submit a detailed report on the incident and to initiate the process for their dismissal.

Bihar became a dry state on April 5, 2016. Under the state’s prohibition law, consuming, keeping or dealing in liquor is an offence, which attracts imprisonment up to 10 years. On February 15, 2017, the Bihar cabinet amended the Bihar Government Service Conduct Rules, barring bureaucrats and judicial officers from consuming liquor or any intoxicating substance even when they are outside the state.

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BPMA president Nirmal Singh and office-bearer Shamsher Khan, were produced before the special excise court of ADJ Ravindra Nath Tripathi on Thursday, who remanded them in judicial custody for 14 days.