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Gaya: Police destroy liquor worth Rs. 30 lakh

ANI  |  Gaya (Bihar) [India] 

The local police on Sunday seized and destroyed over 7000 liters of here, which was allegedly smuggled and brought into

The entire containment of liquor, which was crushed by a roller under the supervision of officials reportedly amounted to a whopping Rs. 30 lakh, and contained a mix of domestic and imported alcohol.

In a similar incident early this month, the police crushed bottles and pouches containing a total of 60,000 liters of in Rohtas district.

The last year notified the new Prohibition and Excise Act, 2016 which ensured complete ban on sale and consumption of - both Indian Made Foreign Liquor and country-made - in the state.

While the initial date for disposing off old stock of liquor was May 31, the Supreme on May 29 extended the time limit for the same to July 31.

Several liquor manufacturers approached the apex seeking an extension of the May 31 deadline for moving liquor stocks out of the state.

The Bihar had in January moved the apex seeking transfer of plea against the liquor ban legislation from the Patna High Court.

Alcohol companies had earlier moved the Patna High Court against the liquor ban.

The new legislation, banning sale and consumption of alcohol, including Indian-Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) as well as spiced and domestic liquor, prescribes harsher punishment for possession and consumption of alcohol.

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First Published: Sun, June 18 2017. 09:22 IST