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Liquor raid, FIR against MLA father

An FIR has been registered in which JD(U) MLA Ajay Mandalís father and cousin have been made named accused following the recovery of an illegal country liquor manufacturing unit at a diara land at Amapur.

According to district excise superintendent Om Prakesh Mandal, a team with local police from Ghogha and Rashulpur police stations conducted raids at Amapur, some 22km east of Bhagalpur, and recovered the country liquor manufacturing unit on Tuesday evening. According to Om Prakash, two rooms ó where the unit was functioning over more than a year ó came up on the land of Ramdas Mandal, the MLAís father.

Ajay, however, denied his fatherís involvement in it.

ďThe land once belonged to my father but he distributed it among my three brothers. At present, my elder brotherís son takes care of it. As we live separate, we donít know what goes on there.Ē