The Bihar Post

Principal arrested for storing 126 cartons of liquor in school classroom

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PATNA: Police in India’s Bihar state have arrested a school principal after he was found having converted the school’s classroom into “storehouse” of illicit liquor.

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Acting on a report that a primary school principal had stored a large number of alcohol bottles in one of the school’s rooms, a police team raided the school premises on Friday and recovered 126 cartons of liquor, local media reported on Saturday.

Police have arrested the school principal identified as Durga Prasad and sent him to jail. Two other persons named in the case are absconding.

“We have arrested the principal and forwarded him to jail,” a local police official Sriprakash Singh told the local media today.

The said school was functioning at Chandinova village which falls under Kashichak police station in Nawada district.

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Bihar has imposed total ban on sale and consumption of alcohol and come out with stringent legislation to strictly enforce the ban.

As per the new law, the persons caught drinking liquor for the first time in the state will have to cough up a fine of Rs50,000 or have to serve three months in jail.

A total of 6,932 persons are in jail presently in liquor cases as on July 12, 2018.

Total capacity of prisons in Bihar is 39,436 and the number of people in jail right now is 39,087, according to a report published in an Indian business daily.

Bihar imposed total prohibition in April 2016.

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