October 20, 2020

Rs 1.5cr booze haul in Bihar

Patna: The police seized over 544 bags of Indian-made foreign liquor worth Rs 1.5 crore from an abandoned truck on National Highway 30 in Rohtas district on Friday.

The truck registered to Rajasthan was found abandoned near Kalaspur village under Dinara police station in the district, around 165km southwest of Patna. The driver and cleaner escaped the spot.

Police sources said the driver and cleaner were waiting for somebody after parking the vehicle in an isolated place.

Eklay had earlier received several complaints related to sell and consumption of liquor in Rohtas. The DIG had asked the then SP to identity the points from where the vehicle carrying illicit liquor crossed to reach the destination. He had also hinted at the involvement of some police personnel in the illegal trade.

The role of a station house officer came under scanner when a huge consignment was seized from a place adjacent to the police station in Rohtas district a few months ago.

Courtesy: The Telegraph

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