SC stays Patna High Court verdict quashing liquor ban

Bihar, 7 Oct: The Supreme Court stayed the Patna High Court judgement which struck down liquor ban in Bihar.

A bench chaired by Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Uday Umesh Lalit gave the respondents six weeks time to respond, and gave the Bihar government four weeks time to file its rejoinder.

The next hearing of the matter is slated to be held after 10 weeks.

Nitish Kumar-led Bihar  government has challenged the high court ruling of September 30, which had quashed the notification banning consumption and sale of liquor in the state.

Read More at: Liquor ban: Nitish government challenges Patna HC’s order

However, after the law was sidelined, the state government came out with a new law banning the sale and consumption of liquor which was notified on the Gandhi Jayanti day on October 2.

Read More at: Patna HC strikes down Bihar liquor ban

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