30,000 liquor bottles, sachets destroyed in Patna district

The destruction of the liquor bottles was carried out under provision of the new Excise Act, brought in by Nitish Kumar government

Published: 24th July 2017 08:14 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th July 2017 08:14 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

PATNA: The Patna district administration today destroyed seized 30,000 liquor bottles and sachets of country-made brew .     

The destruction of the liquor bottles was carried out under provision of the new Excise Act, brought in by Nitish Kumar government to enforce total prohibition in the state since April 2016.     

Road rollers and demolition machines were seen crushing the liquor bottles and sachets spread on the road, under the supervision of district magistrate Sanjay Kumar Agarwal.     

Women assembled on the spot to celebrate the destruction of the seized liquor stock. They sung songs to sensitise the people about the advantages of prohibition.        

Giving details, a statement from the district administration said, 14509 bottles of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL), 9780 bottles of beer and 5886 sachets of domestic brew were destroyed.        

The stock was worth about Rupees one crore.        

The stock destroyed today was lying with BSBCL (Bihar State Beverage Corporation Ltd) godown in Lakhni Bigha and Khagaul-Danapur.     

The liquor stock was seized by the Economic Offence wing, Excise department, Rail police stations and police stations of Mokamah and Beur in Patna district.        

On May 29 last, the Patna district administration had destroyed 29250 seized liquor bottles worth about Rs 1.25 crore, the statement added.

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