In Bareilly, rats gulped 1000 litres of seized illegal liquor

Police blames the ‘drunkard’ rats as they drunk around 1000 litres of liquor. These ‘high’ mice have migrated from Bihar as their police blamed them for 9 lakh litres of missing alcohol.

According to The Times of India, some cans in which the liquor was stored were missing, while several cans were found empty with holes in them. The liquor was seized from illegal manufacturing units.

Superintendent of Police Abhinandan Singh said an inquiry would be conducted to ascertain how the liquor went missing. “Cantonment police station head muharrir [clerk], Naresh Pal, who was posted here recently, opened the door of the malkhana [storeroom] and found some liquor cans empty,” Singh said. “He also saw rats near the seized liquor cans.”

Rats have a history with the administration. Mice drank around 9 lakh litres of alcohol in Bihar in the past. In September 2017, two Bihar ministers had even blamed the rodents for flooding in the state. In Assam, mice destroyed currency notes worth more than Rs. 12 Lakhs. These notes were deposited in SBI ATM in Assam’s Tinsukia district.

The blame game continues. Since mice don’t associate with any party, they cannot fight back the allegations. So, it is safer to allege rats and hide administrative short-comings and corruption.

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