Patna: In a stepped-up campaign in favour of prohibition, the Patna Police nabbed 14 persons including a big liquor suppliers last night, a police statement said on Thursday.
Acting on a tip-off provided to Senior Superintendent of Police Manu Maharaj that a few people were enjoying a booze party in a roadside hotel near Eco Park, a team of Sachivalaya police station reached the spot and nabbed 10 persons, a statement from SSP office said.
The booze party was organised by supplier Santosh Kumar, who was earlier held in Gaya with 640 bottles of foreign brand liquor, the statement said.
The police seized two bottles of Indian Made Foreign Liquor and two empty bottles from the spot, it added.
In another incident, four persons were arrested for consuming alcohol near a petrol pump around Gandhi setu area.
Following directions of the SSP, a team of Agamkuan police station reached the spot and nabbed four persons red-handed.
In the past two weeks, the Patna police as part of stepped up operation has arrested 123 people under liquor law from different parts of the district.
During the period, the police seized 34 bottles of IMFL, 3096 litres of spiced liquor and 156 kg of contraband ganja, the statement said.
The operation was initiated in the wake of SSP warning that action would be taken against Officer in-charge from whose area any information about liquor trade and consumption would come to him (the SSP).