17 cartons of foreign liquor seized in Bihar

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Seventeen cartons of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) were seized today and four persons arrested in this connection from outside Koilwar railway station in Bhojpur district.

Patna:  DM Sanjay Agarwal crushing bottles of country-made liquor after a ban order by the Bihar government from April 1, 2016 at Danapur in Patna on Thursday. PTI Photo   (PTI3_31_2016_00226A)
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The cartons that were seized outside Koilwar railway station were brought from Haryana by train, Superintendent of Police Kshatraneel Singh said.

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The Bihar 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 foreign liquor.

As per the new liquor law, those found indulging in unlawful import, export, transport, manufacture, possession, sale, intoxicant or liquor could attract a minimum 10 years of jail term which may extend to imprisonment for life besides a minimum fine of Rs 1 lakh which may extend to Rs 10 lakh.

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(With inputs from PTI)

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