Desk: If you are in Bihar, and are thinking of getting a second hand vehicle, then this news can prove to be important for you. In fact, these days the department is in the process of auctioning the seized vehicles for violating the prohibition law, that too at less than half the price. Is.
Let us inform that the liquor prohibition law is in force in the state since April, 2016, despite the liquor smugglers doing the business of spurious liquor in an intrusive manner, in this episode the department is now thinking of auctioning all the confiscated vehicles by the police, tell that So far, around 55,000 vehicles have been seized. Out of this, only 9,706 vehicles have been auctioned, resulting in revenue of about 62 crores.
KK Pathak, Additional Chief Secretary, Madh Prohibition Department, has written in the letter that if no buyer is coming in the auction of vehicles, then its price will have to be reduced, and it will have to be reduced so that people participate in the auction. If the vehicle is priced at the market rate, then naturally people will not come to the auction and buy the vehicle from the market itself. He clarified that the main purpose of auction of vehicles under the Excise Act is not to collect revenue, but the auction is done as a penalty. It has also been directed that if the vehicle is not auctioned even after giving three auction notices and reducing the price, then it should be auctioned ‘as is’.
According to the information received from the department, more than half of the seized vehicles are two wheelers. Talking about the figures, the department has seized 10,736 vehicles. There are 6,560 two wheelers, while the number of other vehicles including three wheelers, four wheelers and trucks is 4,176. In the year 2021 till the month of October, 2,887 vehicles have been seized, in which 1630 are two wheelers and 1257 other vehicles.