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I asked officials to destroy seized alcohol publicly: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar

Dismissing Reports That Rodents Had Gulped More Than Nine Lakh Litres Of Liquor, As Claimed By Police Officials, Bihar Chief Minister On Monday Said That He Gave Orders To “publicly Destroy' Seized Alcohol.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Vivek Arya | Updated on: 29 May 2017, 07:45:27 PM
A file photo of Bihar CM Nitish Kumar

New Delhi:

Dismissing reports that rodents had gulped more than nine lakh litres of liquor, as claimed by police officials, Bihar Chief Minister on Monday said that he gave orders to “publicly destroy” seized alcohol.

Nitish dismissed media reports that rats consumed liquor kept in police stations store saying, “the reports were an attempt to defame Bihar”.

“I have ordered for destruction of liquor publicly.  Keep sample of the seized liquor bottles and inform the courts about it. The seized nine lakh litres liquor have been destroyed,” the Chief Minister said.

Nitish Kumar was addressing the 11th foundation day function of Mahavir Vatsalya cancer hospital in Patna. Reports of rats guzzling more than nine lakh litres of liquor seized in drives and kept in “Malkhana” (store room of police station) had ruffled feathers in Bihar recently.

With inputs from PTI.

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First Published : 29 May 2017, 07:32:00 PM

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