Madhubani: Two persons were arrested on Sunday and 160 cartons of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) seized from them in town police station area of Bihar's Madhubani district.
Superintendent of Police Deepak Barnwal said the police raided one Jaihind Sah and seized 135 cartons of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) and Rs 3.09 lakh worth of cash from his house located at Laheriaganj locality of the town.
The raid was carried out after the information given by Raj Kumar Yadav, a van driver, who was arrested in the morning with 25 cartons of liquor in his vehicle from the same area, Barnwal said.
Both Sah and Yadav have been arrested for possessing and transporting liquor in violation of Bihar Prohibition and Excise Act 2016, the SP said, adding the van has also been seized.
A total of 1,450 litres of foreign liquor were stored in 160 cartons whose value is estimated to be around Rs 30 lakh, Barnwal said. The state government had on Gandhi Jayanti notified the Bihar Prohibition and Excise Act, 2016 banning manufacture, trade, storage, transportation, possession, sale and consumption of liquor and IMFL through stringent provisions incorporated under the law.
As per the new liquor law, both the persons could attract a minimum 10 years of jail term which may extend to imprisonment for life besides a minimum fine of Rs 1 lakh to Rs 10 lakh.