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Six policemen dismissed for consuming alcohol in Bihar

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PATNA: A total of six policemen have been dismissed for violating the liquor laws in Bihar and indulging in fracas under the influence of liquor.

This is the first time that the Bihar government has taken such a harsh step for violating the total prohibition which came into effect in April.

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The dismissal order was issued by the state government on Wednesday.

The sacked cops who were undergoing training at a police camp in Banka had gone to a nearby  Jharkhand town on April 7 without obtaining any prior permission from their boss and had consumed alcohol in a local hotel.

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They were also accused of assaulting hotel staffs under the influence of alcohol.

The Bihar government has also dismissed seven cops for extorting money from people by planting liquor bottles in their cars.

Under the new excise law passed by the Bihar government, consumption, storing and manufacturing of liquor have been declared a serious offence.

Taking advance of this law, the cops are now accused of extorting money from the innocent people in the state.

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