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Truckload of liquor seized in dry Bihar, six arrested

Press Trust of India  |  Hajipur (Bihar) 

Police here today 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 station in 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 and helper Mohd Saleem, both from Haryana, were arrested along with two of their local associates and 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 and 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 by the two years ago.

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 21:00 IST