Araria (Bihar), Oct 29 (PTI) Sashashtra Seema Bal (SSB) team today seized 350 bottles of Nepali liquor from te Indo-Nepal border in Bihars Araria district.
The liquor, that was being smuggled into the country, is valued at Rs 1.75 lakh, SSB officials said.
The team also arrested a bike-borne man from whom it recovered the 350 bottles of Nepali liquor Dilwal.
SSBs 56th battalion Deputy Commandant Mukesh Gautam said the arrested has been identified as Sanjit Kumar Mandal, a resident of Manikpur village of the district, who was trying to cross into the Indian territory with the liquor bottles.
Mandal was arrested from pillar number 189/2 on Indo-Nepal border near Manikpur village under Fulkaha outpost of the district, he said adding that during the search of his bike, the team recovered two bags in which he had kept 350 bottles of 300 ml each.
The team also seized the Pulsar motorcycle valued at Rs 85,000, he said adding that SSB handed over the person to the local police.
Police and excise officials have been on the hunt against those involved in sale and manufacture of illicit liquor in the state, especially after four persons died consuming spurious liquor in Rohtas district on Friday night.
A complete ban on sale and consumption of alcohol was imposed in the state from April last year. PTI CORR AR JM