In total prohibition state, neta caught with 16 bottles

Purnea (Bihar): A state level leader of ruling RJD and two others were arrested with 16 bottles of liquor in Purnea district of Bihar where total prohibition was imposed last year, police said today.

Police searched a car carrying RJD's state Panchayati Raj unit Vice-President Renu Yadav and two others and seized 16 bottles of liquor from it last night, Subdivisional Police Officer (Dhamdaha) S K Fakri said.

The others arrested with woman RJD leader were identified as Ajit Kumar Yadav and Shyam Kumar, both residents of Rambagh locality of Purnea district.

On questioning, it came to light that the bottles of liquor were brought from neighbouring West Bengal's Dalkhola and was meant to be taken to Madhepura district of Bihar, the SDPO said.

In the wake of complete ban on liquor in Bihar, police have been conducting search across the state particularly on entry point from neighbouring states of West Bengal, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and also Nepal.