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Bihar to bring specially trained dogs to sniff out alcohol

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

The government has requisitioned 20 specially trained pups from to sniff out liquor in its effort to sharpen the campaign against alcohol which is banned in the state for over two years.

The canines would undergo training to smell alcohol at (IITA), of Police (CID), Bihar, Vinay Kumar told

After an for such trained dogs, the police finally zoomed in on which trains canines for snifing explosives as well as liquor, he said.

The ADG of Crime Intelligence Department said that they had established contact with canine training centres of the as well as paramilitary forces but could not find dogs specialised in smelling liquor.

"The 20 puppies would be trained for 8-9 months at for smelling liquor and once it is over, they would be drafted to sharpen campaign against illegal stocking of alcohol in Bihar," Kumar said.

The 20 trained canines would be distributed in all four police zones of Bihar -- Patna, Muzaffarpur, and Bhagalpur, he said.

"If the pilot project is successful, we would requisition more canines from Telangana," he added.

enforced complete prohibition in Bihar in April 2016 by bringing new anti-liquor law in the state with stringent provisions.

The has launched a comprehensive drive since than to catch hold of those illegally engaging in sale and consumption of alcohol -- domestic as well Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL).

According to the data, more than 1.15 lakh people have been arrested in the state for violating the liquor ban.

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First Published: Sun, June 10 2018. 10:00 IST