Patna: Police on Sunday night arrested two senior Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) officials in an inebriated state from the company guest office. The two arrested officers have been identified as IOC chief manager (Bihar and Jharkhand) S.K. Choudhary and materials manager of the company, P.K. Gope.
The two were arrested from the company’s office-cum-transit guesthouse at Vasant Vihar (Boring Road), where Gope’s birthday party was on.
Additional superintendent of police (ASP) (operations), Rakesh Dubey said: “The SK Puri on Sunday night at around 12.30 midnight had an information that a party was going on at a guest house at Vasant Vihar where liquor was being served.”
Dubey said: “The police based on the information raided the spot and discovered that two senior oil company officials were in drunken state. The alcohol test of two officials was performed which was found positive. The police also recovered three liquor bottles from the premises.”
Dubey said: “The arrested oil company officials are senior rank officers. The duo confessed before the police that liquor bottle was supplied to them by a bootlegger on Boring Road.”
The police based on the information are conducting raid on the possible hideout of the bootlegger. Police claimed though two officials were arrested but there could be many more guests who were invited to the party.
The police are trying to find the identities of other persons who were part of the booze party.
Police claimed that Calcutta resident Choudhary was looking after IOC operations in Bihar and Jharkhand sitting at Patna, while Gope was a resident of Jamshedpur.
The two, who were arrested on Sunday night, were produced before magistrate on Monday who forwarded them to jail.
The arrest of two senior officers follows the arrest of a GoAir official on Saturday on charges of drink driving.
On Saturday night, the employee of the private airline, who almost crashed his car into the vehicle of deputy superintendent of police (law and order), Shibli Nomani, was arrested on the charge of driving under the influence of alcohol.
The arrested airline official, Amit Kumar, who works as duty officer, was returning home to Sipara near Danapur after attending a party at Fatuha where liquor was served.
Courtesy: The Telegraph