Patna: In the wake of total prohibition in Bihar, a rich haul of foreign brand alcohol and chloroform spirit used for manufacturing illicit alcohol was seized from Danapur area late last night during a drive, Senior Superintendent of Police Manu Maharaj said on Saturday.
Acting on a tip-off that illicit liquor was sold in the name of foreign liquor available from Army cantonment, Danapur Station House Officer on instruction of the SSP raided a house where hooch was being prepared.
The police team seized chloroform spirit, colour and raw spirit used to manufacture medicines from the place, the SSP said.
Some unauthorized wrappers of famous foreign brands that were pasted on bottles to convince buyers that they were original ones, were also recovered, the SSP said in a statement.
Two persons were arrested from the spot it was stated, adding that action would be initiated against the house owner also.
In another raid, the police seized 32 bottles of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) from Mainpura locality here.
In yet another search, a police team raided a restaurant in the heart of the capital under Kotwali Police Station and seized 9 bottles of English brand sold at a premium cost, the SSP said.
The manager and a staff member of the restaurant were arrested from the spot, the SSP added.
Rich haul of liquor in the capital is part of intensive drive launched across Bihar in the wake of government announcement completely banning country, spiced and IMFL since April 5....