Large Haul of Country Liquor in Patna; 7,500 Bottles Seized

160 cartons of desi liquor seized from a pickup truck in Rajiv Nagar in Patna on Monday.

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Patna: Police in Patna on Monday recovered 160 cartons of country liquor from a pickup truck containing nearly 7,500 bottles of 200 ml each.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Manu Maharaj said that acting on a tip-off, the police was preparing to conduct a raid at an empty plot in Rajiv Nagar when they saw a pickup truck leaving the area.

When searched, they were shocked to see the entire truck filled with cartons containing country liquor. They were being transported to the diara area from where they were to be taken to the other side of the Ganges for sale in clandestine liquor shops, the SSP said.

It is believed notorious criminal Sohan Rai of Raghopur was behind the entire deal. Authorities are making raids to arrest him, police said.

Punishment for selling, consuming, or transporting alcoholic drink in Bihar which was declared dry on April 1 is stringent.

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