Truckload of liquor seized in dry Bihar

Hajipur
19 May 2018

Police here on Friday claimed to have seized a truckload of liquor, being brought from Haryana, and arrested six persons in this connection. According to Raman Kumar, the SHO of Sarai police station in Vaishali district, the truck laden with 425 cartons of Indian Made Foreign Liquor - worth about Rs 50 lakh - was seized during checking of vehicles in the area. The truck's driver Mujid Khan and helper Mohd Saleem, both from Haryana, were arrested along with two of their local associates Mukesh Kumar and Rajesh Kumar were also arrested, the SHO said.
They revealed during investigation that the consignment had been brought from Gurugram and was meant for supply in the district's Mahua block, he added. Based on their tip-off, two more of their associates Manish Kumar and Vinay Kumar were also arrested, the SHO said adding that the liquor was kept hidden in an enclosure built inside the truck which was laden with glass items.
A case has been registered against the arrested accused and they have been sent to jail, the SHO said. Sale and consumption of alcohol was completely banned in Bihar by the Nitish Kumar ministry two years ago. (PTI)