‘Holi special’: Liquor cartons hidden in Bihar village pond recovered

Bihar Police on Friday said that around 17 cartons of liquor brought from Haryana for Holi festival have been recovered from the fish pond of Harpur village in Vaishali district. Vaishali police station in-charge Suresh Prasad Chowdhary told news agency ANI, “Further action will be taken by registering an FIR in the matter.”

Visuals from the spot where liquor worth lakhs of rupees was seized in Bihar's Vaishali.  (ANI)
Visuals from the spot where liquor worth lakhs of rupees was seized in Bihar’s Vaishali. (ANI)

More than 150 liters of liquor has been seized and the seized liquor is made in Haryana, on which ‘Holi Special’ is written. Chaudhary said that action will be taken soon after identifying the people involved in hiding the liquor.

Chaudhary said that in view of Holi, the liquor mafia has become active in Vaishali district and they are adopting various tactics to hoodwink the police.

But the Excise Department team has been successful in recovering liquor worth lakhs of rupees hidden in the fish pond. In fact, the Excise Department team had received secret information that a large quantity of foreign liquor has been hidden underwater in a pond located in Harpur village of Mahua police station area, so that it can be consumed during Holi, but the Excise Department This information was not found. The team raided the place and recovered 17 cartons of foreign liquor,” said the police officer.

Meanwhile, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has directed the state home and police department to keep a close watch on the law and order situation in the state in view of the upcoming Holi festival. Dhami said that the police department should make elaborate arrangements regarding Holi. Special vigilance should be exercised in the districts bordering the state.

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