Bihar police acts against its own, for violation of liquor policy

dismissal has come about for violation of liquor ban imposed by the state government two years ago, it was informed

In a major step that shows the seriousness of the government towards liquor ban policy, more than 400 police officials in Bihar have been dismissed.

The dismissal has come about for violation of liquor ban imposed by the state government two years ago, it was informed.

The Economic Offence Unit of the Bihar Police has initiated a process to seize properties of the dismissed officers.

Meanwhile the seniormost police officials assured that government will take more tough actions to ensure the ban is in place.

More than 1 lakh people have been arrested till now for violating the ban but only 141 have been sentenced so far, as has been informed to the media.

The ban was imposed by the Nitish Kumar-led Janata Dal-United government on April 5, 2016.

The police have conducted raids at over 4 lakh locations while the Excise Department has seized around 16 lakh litres of foreign-made liquor and nine lakh litres of country-made liquor.

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