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UP roadways driver alongwith 5 helf for bringing liquor to Bihar

Muzaffarpur:  Six occupants of an Uttar Pradesh Roadways bus, including the driver, were on Wednesday arrested here for bringing a huge quantity of liquor to dry Bihar, an official said.

According to Excise Inspector Ravi Kumar, the bus which had originated from Charbagh depot in Lucknow was raided upon reaching its destination- the Muzaffarpur bus stand.

“The raid was conducted, following a tip-off, by a joint team of the excise department and the Town Police Station. It led to recovery of 194 litres of foreign liquor,” he said.

Bihar went dry in April, 2016.

The Nitish Kumar government has been facing a tough challenge in putting a check on liquor smuggled from adjoining states such as Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and West Bengal.

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