Patna: Seven people were arrested for allegedly consuming liquor in a hotel room here in Patna on Tuesday night. The arrested individuals, who had come to Patna to attend a marriage, were partying in room number 203 of Hotel Panash, when the police raided the room and caught them red-handed.
Several liquor bottles were also seized during the raid.
Chief minister Nitish Kumar has directed officials to ensure a complete ban on liquor and monitor its implementation and warned of action against officials found responsible for negligence.
Earlier, Congress MLA from Narkatiaganj in Bihar’s West Champaran district in Bihar drew flak after a sting operation showed him on camera allegedly offering liquor to his guests, despite a total prohibition imposed in the state.
Bihar Government had on April 5 banned liquor completely in the state, making it the fourth dry state in the country after Gujarat, Kerala and Nagaland.