Patna HC strikes down Bihar liquor ban

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Bihar, Sep 30, 2016: The Patna High Court on Friday struck down Bihar government’s Prohibition of Liquor Act by terming it illegal.

The high court bench, after hearing a petition against the ban, termed it “illegal”.

The court also criticised the stringent provisions in Bihar’s new excise law.

The high court’s decision comes just a few days after Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had roped in more than 40 lakh JD(U) workers to speak loudly in favour of the ban.

Wefornews Bureau

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