Around 300 bottles of foreign liquor were seized from two districts of Bihar today. Five people, including women were arrested in the state, which is under total prohibition.
Acting on a tip off that a huge consignment of foreign liquor was being smuggled into Bihar from Jharkhand, the police increased vigilance at the inter-state border and found 214 bottles in a single car at Nauaghat Mor in Munger district.
District Superintendent of Police Ashish Bharti said they arrested Rohit Singh, who runs an upscale hotel in Ranchi, and seized 11 ATM cards from him. He was later sent to jail, the SP said, adding that his two accomplices managed to give the police a slip. Five people, including two women, were arrested by excise officials for possessing foreign and country liquor while checking a bus at an integrated checkpost at Rajauli in Nawada district.
Excise Department Superintendent Prem Prakash said 83 bottles of foreign liquor, including a bottle of champagne have been recovered from the two women. The bottles were packed in nine bags and kept in the bus which was on its way to Biharsharif from Kolkata. Prem Prakash said the women were identified as residents of Biharsharif.
One bottle of foreign liquor was seized from another person and and one and half litres of country-made liquor was seized from another. Both were arrested, he said. The first was identified as a resident of Sheikhpura district and the other of Simdega district of Jharkhand, Prem Prakash added.