Representational image: Bottles of liquor seized.
Representational image: Bottles of liquor seized.

Ahead of new and more stringent laws against consumption of liquor in Bihar, huge quantity of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) was seized from two districts of Bihar on October 15.

Seven persons were arrested, in stepped-up drive to enforce the prohibition in the state.

In a major haul, police seized 3,286 litres of IMFL, smuggled from Haryana, in Nalanda district, Superintendent of Police Kumar Ashish said.

Acting on a tip off, the Special Task Force (STF) and the district police intercepted a truck near Chiranya bridge under Chandi police station and recovered 3,286 litre of liquor in 6,468 bottles packed in 354 cartons, he said.

The consignment was being brought from Haryana with some part of it meant for distribution in places enroute to the final destination of Biharsharif, the district headquarters of Nalanda, Ashish said.

Five persons involved in the racket including its alleged kingpin — Sanjit Kumar Singh of Nursarai in Nalanda district have been arrested in this connection, the SP said.

In another operation, the Muzaffarpur police today seized 280 cartons of IMFL and arrested two persons from Godanpatti village under Gaighat police station area.

Acting on a tip off, police raided a place in Godanpatti village and seized the cartons of foreign liquor from a truck and nabbed the truck driver and its cleaner, Senior Superintendent of Police Vivek Kumar said.

The 280 cartons, containing IMFL from Haryana, were supposed to be distributed among different parts of the district and its adjoining areas with the help of these seized vehicles, he said.

The seizure was result of the intense campaign launched in the state by Nitish Kumar government after new and more stringent liquor law was introduced in Bihar from October 2.