A district court today rejected a plea for regular bail to seven businessmen, six of them from Gujarat and one from Uttar Pradesh, who were jailed for consuming liquor in breach of total prohibition in Bihar two days ago.
Judicial Magistrate of Patna District Court Kiran Chaturvedi rejected the application moved by the jailed persons’ counsel seeking regular bail for his clients who have been put behind the bars in connection with a case lodged against them for consuming liqour in a posh hotel two days ago.
The businessmen were sent to jail yesterday for 14 days by Magistrate Supriya Goswami after they were produced in the court following their arrest under Excise Act by police.
They were picked up from a posh hotel while consuming Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) three days ago despite a complete ban on alcohol being in place in Bihar since April 5 last.
The police had also recovered seven empty bottles of premium brands from their room in the hotel.
During questioning, the businessmen, who had come for a marriage here, pleaded that they were not aware of liquor ban in Bihar.
( Source – PTI )