21 women held for consuming liquor at a kitty party at a hotel in Surat

Updated: Dec 23, 2018, 21:50 IST | PTI | Surat

The women were taken to civil hospital for blood test after the raid. They were booked under provisions of Prohibition Law

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As many as 21 women were arrested for allegedly consuming liquor at a party organised at a hotel here in Gujarat, the police said Saturday. Police raided the hotel located in Piplod locality of the city late last night after receiving a tip-off about an ongoing liquor party, an Umra police station official said.

The women were part of a kitty party, he said, adding that the police have recovered four empty bottles of IMFL. The women were taken to civil hospital for blood test after the raid. They were booked under provisions of Prohibition Law.

The women were produced in court Saturday and were released on bail. In a separate case, six women and eight men were arrested from an apartment in Athwa Lines in Surat for allegedly consuming liquor, police said. Under the Gujarat Prohibition Law, manufacture, storage, sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages is a punishable offence.

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