Rats drank missing alcohol: Bihar police

India.com News Desk
At a recent meeting of the state police, it was said that some of the seized bottles had been destroyed, and what was left was finished off in the stores by liquor-loving rats.

New Delhi, May 4: Rats of Patna drank whisky, this was said by the state police. It is believed that the rats consumed around 9 litres of alcohol. The police had seized this alcohol from people post the ban in Bihar. This came after media reported that the seized alcohol was missing from the police station.

At a recent meeting of the state police, it was said that some of the seized bottles had been destroyed, and what was left was finished off in the stores by liquor-loving rats.

“We have asked the Patna zonal IG to inquire into the matter. Based on his findings, the state police headquarters will initiate further action,” Additional Director General of Police (Headquarters) S K Singhal told PTI on Thursday.

Meanwhile, the police today arrested the president of the Bihar Police Men’s Association, Nirmal Singh, and a member of the association, Shamsher Singh, for consuming liquor.

The two will be in judicial custody till 18 May. The Nitish Kumar government clamped total prohibition on Bihar last April.

To enforce the liquor ban, a special drive has been launched by the police and the excise department across the state.