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Jharkhand: 70 boxes of liquor seized from Punjab via Bengal, were being sent to Bihar

Jharkhand News: Patna (Sahibganj), Sonu Kumar: In Jharkhand’s Sahibganj district, the police raided and seized about 70 boxes of foreign liquor, which was being sent to Bihar in large quantities by hiding it in a pickup van. The estimated value of the seized liquor is said to be around Rs 7 lakh. This consignment of liquor was to be consumed in Bihar during Holi.

Police arrested the operator of Line Hotel

In the said case, the police has arrested a line hotel operator of Barharwa Digghi. According to the information, on the instructions of Sahibganj Police Superintendent Kumar Gaurav, Ranga police station in-charge Arun Kumar Singh conducted an investigation operation near Diggi-Sharmapur of Ranga police station area at around 3 am on Sunday (3 March).

Liquor was hidden under the irrigation cable pipe in the pickup van.

During this time, the police stopped a pickup van carrying irrigation cable pipes and searched it closely. During the search, the police recovered a huge quantity of foreign liquor under the pipe. The police took into custody Arvind Gupta, the operator of Arvind Line Hotel located in Digghi of Ranga police station area and confiscated the liquor along with the pickup van and brought it to the police station.

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70 boxes of liquor found under 40 bundles of cable pipe

Police station in-charge Arun Kumar Singh said that 70 boxes of liquor have been seized. Its estimated price is around Rs 7 lakh. The liquor mafia was hiding about 40 bundles of liquor under cable pipes and taking it to different districts of Bihar for consumption. Arvind Gupta has been detained in this case. During the investigation, the driver of the vehicle fled from the spot. Raids are being conducted for his arrest.

It was brought from Punjab via Bengal, was to be taken to Bihar via Ganga.

According to sources, the seized liquor was brought from Punjab. The liquor was delivered to Jharkhand via West Bengal. There was a plan to transport this liquor to the liquor smugglers in Purnia and Katihar districts through Ganga in Sahibganj. The police were shocked to see the huge quantity of liquor recovered.

Also Read : VIDEO: ED raids Hazaribagh residence of Sahibganj DSP, team reached in two vehicles

Sahibganj police are detaining and interrogating many youths.

When the police detained the hotel owner and interrogated him, the police got many important information. The police have so far detained many youths for questioning. According to the police, the arrested Arvind Gupta has already been to jail in the case of illegal liquor.


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