Sales official arrested in Bihar for consuming liquor in violation of prohibition law
Sales tax deputy commissioner Abhay Pandey was arrested from Bihar’s Siwan district for consuming liquor. Two bottles of liquor were also found in his vehicle.Updated: Jul 07, 2018 14:15 IST
A sales tax deputy commissioner was arrested in Bihar’s Siwan district for consuming liquor in violation of the prohibition law, police said on Saturday.
Deputy commissioner Abhay Pandey, posted in Roorkee, Uttarakhand, was taken into custody late on Friday after two bottles of liquor were also recovered from his vehicle.
Pandey was arrested from Ghutni check post near the Uttar Pradesh border, said Siwan Superintendent of Police Navin Chandra Jha. Pandey, who belongs to Deoria in Uttar Pradesh, was on the way to Siwan to attend a marriage, Jha said.
Total prohibition was imposed in Bihar on April 5, 2016. So far over 1.5 lakh people have been arrested for violation of the prohibition law, including sons of two BJP lawmakers in two separate incidents in July and April. The BJP and Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal (United) are allies in Bihar.