Biharsharif: Police on Sunday night arrested a youth in his early 20s hours after he shared his picture with an Indian-made foreign liquor bottle on a social site. The collegian’s four friends were also arrested. “Vicky Arya was still in an inebriated state when police arrested him from his residence in Mathuria locality under the Laheri police station area of Biharsharif town a little after 10pm,” SP Kumar Ashish said, adding he confessed to have consumed liquor along with the four friends near Bramhsthan locality and posted the pictute on his Facebook wall under the caption, “Party All Night”, in a drunken state.
Bihar has been declared a dry state since April 5 this year. An excise Act passed by the state legislature has made the trade and consumption of liquor in the state an offence. “It was like an open challenge to the law of the land,” the SP said and added the five friends were forwarded to jail on Monday. Vicky is the son of a local businessman.