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High Court orders release of Hajmola seized with liquor

Patna High Court heard the case of liquor consignment being seized in Muzaffarpur on Monday. In this case, the court directed the Bihar government to release the cartoons of Hajmola that were seized in the name of liquor. The court said that if this is not done by the Muzaffarpur district and police administration, then the court itself will initiate a contempt case against them. A division bench of Justice PB Bhajantri and Justice Alok Kumar Pandey gave this direction while hearing a petition filed by Muzaffarpur district and police administration demanding release of Hajmola’s cartoon after seizing it by declaring it as liquor.

High Court had sought reply from the state government

Earlier, the same division bench, while hearing this matter, had sought a reply from the state government. On the matter of Hajmola’s cartoon being confiscated along with liquor, the court had asked the government under which law this action was taken. The court had given time till February 26 to the government to reply.

The court had said that if no positive response is received from the government by the next date, then the court will summon the concerned officer of Muzaffarpur Police or Excise Department.

Hajmola was found with a liquor bottle

The court was told that the petitioner had transported a large consignment of sealed cartoons of ‘Hajmola’ from Allahabad to Muzaffarpur. According to the police, after liquor bottles were found in that cartoon consignment, it was confiscated by the excise department. An FIR was also registered in the case at Motipur police station in Muzaffarpur.

The petitioner told the court that after the seizure of Hajmola, he applied to the Excise Superintendent and District Magistrate of Muzaffarpur, requesting them to release the sealed boxes of Hajmola. But no officer listened to the petitioner. After which this case was filed in the High Court.

Hajmola is innocent , petitioner

The petitioner told the court that he had no information about illegal liquor being brought in the truck. But the Prohibition Department officials also seized Hajmol along with the liquor. My Hajmola is innocent in this whole matter and he should be released.

Rishabh

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