July 12, 2020

Liquor arrests at CNLU

Patna: Police early on Sunday arrested four young men who were allegedly consuming liquor on the Chanakya National Law University hostel premises.

The arrested youth included two second-year students, a first-year student, and an outsider.

“The CNLU students had organised a fresher party,” said Jakkanpur police station house officer (SHO) Abrar Ahmad Khan. “We had information that liquor was served at the party. The raid was conducted at around 2.45am on Sunday. The alcohol test of all four youths was conducted and after that they were forwarded to judicial custody.”

The police have seized two empty liquor bottles from the hostel premises.

As the news of the police raid at CNLU, a prestigious national law university, spread, the university administration sprung into action.

The parents of the three arrested students were informed and they were suspended from the hostel.

The university has also set up a committee to probe the incident.

CNLU registrar S.P. Singh said: “The university administration has set a probe committee headed by a retired district judge. The committee has been asked to give its report soon. The committee will probe how liquor was brought inside the institute when there is two-layer security protection at the entrance gate.

“The committee will also look how an outsider managed to enter the hostel premises and what he was doing at the fresher party which is an in-house affair,” the registrar added.

The Jakkanpur police on Sunday morning visited the institute and questioned students, teachers and officials over the incident.

An atmosphere of shock and fear prevailed at the university, and no student was ready to speak on record.

“The incident is shocking for us – that our juniors have been caught consuming liquor on the hostel premises,” a fourth-year CNLU student said under cover of anonymity. “It appears that liquor was brought through the caterer who had been hired for the party.”

Last year in December, three students from the Bakhtiyarpur College of Engineering (BCE) were arrested for a liquor party on the hostel premises. Clearly, the strict anti-liquor law has failed to stop youth of the state from the lure of liquor.

Courtesy: The Telegraph

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