Biharsharif: The Bihar Police on Tuesday said that it has arrested five youths, hours after a picture was posted on a social networking website showing them with an IMFL (Indian-made foreign liquor) bottle.
The incident, which took place in this headquarter town of Nalanda district, is the first of its kind after promulgation of total prohibition in the state by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in April. Notably, Nalanda is also the native district of the Bihar CM.
Hours after he posted the photograph on Facebook, Vicky Arya was arrested from his house in the Laheri police station.
Arya later divulged details of his four friends who had accompanied him in the revelry and they were arrested too, said Nalanda Superintendent of Police Kumar Ashish, who had tracked the photograph.
The five have been booked under new Excise Act and forwarded to jail, he said, adding the IMFL bottle shown in the photo was also recovered from them.
Alcohol, spiced, domestic liquor, as well as IMFL, have been completely banned in Bihar since April 5, 2016, and the new Excise Act has the provision of jail as well heavy penalty for those found violating it.