August 19, 2018

Peddler gets 10 year jail term in ‘dry’ Bihar

Nawada: A local court today sentenced a peddler to 10 years of imprisonment and slapped a penalty of Rs one lakh against him.

After hearing arguments of both sides, additional district and sessions judge Kaushalesh Kumar Singh sentenced one Kedar Manjhi, a native of Rukhi village under Roh police station area to 10 years of imprisonment after finding him guilty of smuggling foreign liquor in violation of prohibition act.

The court also slapped a penalty of Rs 10 lakh against him and in the event of default in the payment of penalty, the convict would have to serve three months of additional imprisonment.

According to the prosecution, the then officer-in-charge of Roh police station had arrested Kedar Manjhi with 20 litres of country liquor near Nahwapar village on November 11, 2016.

The consignment was being smuggled from Jharkhand when it was seized.

Courtesy: UNI

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