7 arrested, 196 cartons of foreign liquor seized
196 cartons of India Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) were seized from a truck and seven persons were arrested near Rampur village in Bihar’s Samastipur district late last night. Acting on a tip-off, the police team searched the truck from which 196 cartons of IMFL, brought to the district from Jharkhand, were seized, Superintendent of Police Nawal Kishore Singh said.
Besides arresting seven persons in connection with the illegal transportation of liquor, the police seized the truck and an SUV which did not have any registration number, the SP said. The Bihar government had on Gandhi Jayanti notified the Bihar Prohibition and Excise Act 2016 banning manufacture, trade, storage, transportation, possession, sale and consumption of liquor and foreign liquor through stringent provisions incorporated under the law.