Bihar liquor ban: 155 cartons of IMFL seized from bank cash van in Darbhanga, two arrested
Bihar Police on Saturday seized at least 155 cartons of IMFL illegally traded from Haryana in a cash van bearing the sticker of a nationalised bank.
Darbhanga: Bihar Police on Saturday seized at least 155 cartons of IMFL illegally traded from Haryana in a cash van bearing the sticker of a nationalised bank.
Speaking to media, Additional Superintendent of Police Dilnawaz Ahmad said that the police team acted on a tip-off and searched the cash van bearing a Haryana registration number between Donar and Beta Chowk. At least 155 cartons of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) were seized from the van.
Two persons, both residents of Darbhanga, were arrested from the van.
Investigation was on to find out the whether the bank sticker was genuine, the ASP said.
He said that after prohibition, the police were getting information about liquor being transported mainly from Haryana in ambulance, vehicles carrying vegetables and cash vans of banks for which a strict surveillance was on.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has expressed concern over trade of liquor from a far off state like Haryana into the state and instructed police to unearth the network.