After the death of 13 people in alleged hooch tragedy, Police has recovered more than 550 litres of country liquor, buried under the earth, in Gopalganj.
District Magistrate Rahul Kumar told PTI that search operation is still going on and JCB machines are being used to dig the earth for hidden plastic containers of country liquor.
Further, the Excise department has been directed to survey households in the area involved in preparation of country liquor.
“There are 56 households in the Khajurwani and the Excise department has been directed to survey the so that a collective fine could be imposed on them as per provisions of new Liquor law, 2016 of Bihar,” Kumar said.
People died in Bihar’s Gopalganj after drinking toxic home-made liquor bought from bootleggers.
Meanwhile, police has arrested Lalbabu Passi, who is said to be the main accused in the suspected hooch tragedy.