It wasn’t a happy New Year for three staff members of Punjab National Bank (PNB), Deeg Branch, after they were arrested for allegedly drinking liquor and partying and having non-vegetarian food at the bank in office hours.

While, sales manager and security guard of the bank were arrested for allegedly drinking inside the bank, branch manager was released after he was detained for few hours.

The police were patrolling when they saw the bank’s shutter half-open and found the employees partying inside around midnight. However, the senior manager said the staff was working late due to month’s closing.

A senior police official said, “After witnessing the party scene, sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) was called on the spot. Following the direction of SDM, sales manager and guard was found negative and it was found that staff members had consumed alcohol arrest was made under section 60 of Rajasthan Police Act,” The accused were presented in court on Tuesday where they were granted bail.