Bihar Government’s Anti-liquor policy “illegal”, says Patna High Court


NEW DELHI: Patna high court has said that the the anti liquor policy is illegal. Earlier, the Bihar government had issued a ban on the sale of, manufacturing and consumption of liquor in Bihar.

Nonetheless, the new Bihar Excise and Prohibition Act, 2016 is to become effective. In first stage, the Nitish government has first boycott assembling, exchange and utilization of nation/spiced alcohol in the state on April 1. Bihar was proclaimed "dry state" on April 5 after the administration chose to authorize complete forbiddance. With the assistance of the same warning, Bihar government made required revisions in the leaving Act to uphold preclusion.

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The new Bihar Excise and Prohibition Act, which has got gesture from the state senator in the wake of being passed by both the houses-state authoritative gathering and state administrative committee, will come into power from October 2.

It is still not clear what impact the new Act will bear after the high court's choice to strike down the April 5 notice.

Reports coming to here from Patna said the court said the notice is ultra vires and to the constitution and unenforceable. The confederation of Indian Alcoholic Beverages organizations and others bar administrators moved the court testing the same warning.

Meanwhile, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has officially declared that the new Act would happen from October 2 on the event of the birthday of father of the country Mahatma Gandhi. Kumar has as of now propelled an enormous crusade for disallowance. He obviously needs to create it as a potential survey issue in 2019 LS surveys.

On being reached, JD (U) representative Neeraj Kumar said the legislature would first see the court request. "We have not seen the request. I can just say that Nitish Kumar government is resolved to authorize complete forbiddance," Kumar answered to an inquiry.

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