Crime and Accident

Five held for consuming liquor in Gujarat

Five held for consuming liquor in Gujarat

Ahmedabad: Five college students were today arrested for allegedly consuming liquor at a residential apartment at Vastrapur locality here, police said.

“Five students were arrested in the wee hours after police raided the Mayur apartments following a complaint received on control room that they were consuming alcohol and creating loud noise,” Vastrapur police station inspector BJ Sarvaiya said.

No liquor bottle was recovered from their possession, he said.

“Some of them were living there as paying guests and they had gathered there to celebrate the birthday of their friend when they consumed liquor and created nuisance for neighbours,” Sarvaiya added.

A case under section 66(1)(B) of the Bombay Prohibition (Gujarat Amendment) Act was registered in this connection, the officer said.

Gujarat is a dry state where consumption and storage of liquor is prohibited and is a crime under provisions of the Bombay Prohibition (Gujarat Amendment) Ac