Rodents allegedly drank 9 lakh litres of liquor in Bihar and now rats in Jharkhand ate away at least 45 kilograms of marijuana in Jharkhand’s coal town Dhanbad, around 170 kilometers from Ranchi.
The incident came to surface after Dhanbad police told the court that rats ate around 45 kilograms of marijuana confesticated from a man smuggling the narcotic to West Bengal from Bihar.
The Dhanbad police had seized the narcotic from the inter-state GT Road (NH-2) under Barwadda police station jurisdiction in 2016. The arrested was identified as Shivaji Kumar, a resident of Bihar’s Bhojpur district. Police had recovered around 145 kilograms of marijuana from the arrested.
The seized narcotic was deposited in Barwadda police station’s storeroom. Police had booked Kumar under Narcotic Drugs Psychotropic Substance Act, 1985 and chargesheet was filed in a Dhanbad court last month.
Dhanbad Police produced around 100 kilograms of marijuana in front of the court on being directed.
On being questioned on the missing marijuana, Barwadda police station officer-in-charge in a report submitted to the court said rats finished the marijuana kept in plastic sacks in police station storeroom.
This year in May Bihar police had blamed rats for drinking around 9 lakh litres of alcohol seized from people trying to mock prohibition law in the state.