The state government of Bihar, under the leadership of chief minister Nitish Kumar, had imposed a complete ban on the sale and manufacture of alcohol in the state on April 5, 2016. It has been more than a year that the historic decision was announced by the state government but there were indications all this while that the law is not being obeyed by people, including those in police and administration. In May, we had reported that the Bihar police had accused rats of gulping down over 9 lakh liters of seized alcohol, and now, a video of a Bihar police officer dancing inebriated has surfaced on the internet.
Identified as assistant sub-inspector Satish Kumar, the police officer in the video was confirmed as drunk after he was tested with a breath analyzer machine. Jagran reports that the in-charge of the event, senior superintendent of police, Satyaveer Singh ordered for police proceedings on the drunk cop who was suspended and sent to jail under judicial custody. The incident has created a huge buzz in Bihar police as it is the first time that an officer has been sent to jail in an inebriated condition.