Two Chinese nationals have been arrested in Patna for violating the liquor prohibition imposed by the Bihar government over two years ago, police said on Monday.
The two, employed in Chinese mobile phone company Oppo, were arrested in a drunken state from a guesthouse on Sunday night. "The police launched a probe into how they got the liquor," Patna Senior Superintendent of Police Manu Maharaj said.
The guesthouse, where they were staying was booked in the name of Oppo Mobiles (DS) Private Limited.
Later, Oppo India released an official statement and said that the actions by the employees in question were undertaken in their personal capacities, and the company will ta ke necessary action into the matter.
The statement reads as - "We at OPPO India are aware of the recent report and have taken immediate cognizance of this incident. OPPO's India business has deep regard and respect for the laws of the land and fully comply with them. The actions by the employees in question were undertaken in their personal capacities and in no way represent the company's views or intentions. We are cooperating with the local authorities to ensure that the investigation can be done smoothly and will provide all possible information required. We will take necessary action and ensure that this kind of incident does not happen in the future."
More than 1.5 lakh persons have been arrested for violating the liquor prohibition in Bihar till date since it was imposed on April 5, 2016.
(With inputs from IANS)