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Two arrested with 160 cartons of liquor worth about Rs 30 lakh in Bihar

patna Updated: Oct 09, 2016 20:08 IST
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Two people were arrested on Sunday and 160 cartons of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) seized from them in town police station area of Bihar’s Madhubani district. (HT File Photo)

Two people were arrested on Sunday and 160 cartons of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) seized from them in town police station area of Bihar’s Madhubani district.

Superintendent of police Deepak Barnwal said the police raided one Jaihind Sah and seized 135 cartons of IMFL and Rs 3.09 lakh in cash from his house in Laheriaganj locality of the town.

The raid was carried out after the information given by Raj Kumar Yadav, a van driver, who was arrested in the morning with 25 cartons of liquor in his vehicle from the same area, Barnwal said.

Both Sah and Yadav have been arrested for possessing and transporting liquor in violation of the Bihar Prohibition and Excise Act 2016, the SP said, adding that the van has also been seized.

A total of 1,450 litres of IMFL was stored in the 160 cartons, whose value is estimated to be about Rs 30 lakh, Barnwal said.

The state 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 IMFL through stringent provisions incorporated under the law.

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

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