Patna: Authorities in Bihar have once again accused marauding rats of guzzling liquor worth millions of rupees stored in police store rooms in Bhabhua, This is the second incident after the prohibition in Bihar when the rats have broken the liquor stock.
According to officials, a total of 11,584 bottles were stored in police evidence rooms. The contraband had been seized during anti-liquor raids.
Bihar has imposed a prohibition on the consumption of liquor across the state and authorities have been destroying the illegal liquor stocks seized during various operations.
“Prime facie the beer cans seem to have been destroyed by rats in the store rooms. We saw big holes on the bottle caps when we opened the cartons,” local sub-divisional magistrate Kumari Anupama told the media on Monday.
In May last year, rats were accused by policemen of guzzling around a million litres of seized alcohol, which was also being stored in police stations, prompting the authorities to issue orders to drive exterminate the rodents.