Liquor ban: Nitish government challenges Patna HC’s order

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Chief Minister of Bihar Nitish Kumar has challenged the High court’s verdict on ‘liquor ban’ in the state. Nitish’s government has challenged the Patna HC’s order in the Supreme Court.

After two days of Patna HC quashing its order on prohibition, Bihar government on Gandhi Jayanti came up with a new law on liquor ban. The new law indicates the arrest of all the adults in case of recovering the contraband in their house.

The government informed that the ban of liquor sale and consumption continues under Bihar Prohibition and Excise Act, 2016.

The new liquor law has some more stringent provisions, including enhancing duration of imprisonment, hiking amount of fine, arrest of all adults in case of recovery of liquor bottle from a house and collective fine on a place in case of habitual violation of the prohibition.

Earlier, the Patna High Court on 30th September passed a verdict claiming the liquor ban by Bihar government as illegal. The apex court will hear on this issue on 7th October.

Wefornews Bureau

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