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More than 3,000 litres of liquor seized in dry Bihar

Press Trust of India  |  Hajipur (Bihar) 

Police today seized more than 3,000 litres of liquor, brought in from and kept in over 300 cartons stacked inside a truck, in district, an said.

"Acting on a tip-off, a raid was conducted in the early hours close to a canal between Repura and Madaideeh villages, where cartons of liquor were being unloaded from a truck," said Ajay Kumar, the SHO of station.

"Noticing policemen, those involved in the illegal activity fled from the spot. We seized the truck as well as the liquor kept in 354 cartons. The total quantity of liquor was 3049 litres. It was brought from on the truck bearing a number plate," he said.

Efforts are on to trace and nab the owner of the truck and others who may be involved in the business, the SHO added.

Sale and consumption of liquor had been completely banned in by the in April 2016.

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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 00:30 IST