Patna High Court Hammered 5th April’s Notification Banning Liquor In Bihar
The Patna High Court today quashed the government notification banning liquor in the state, saying it is ultra vires to the Constitution.
A division bench of the court comprising
Chief Justice Iqbal Ahmed Ansari and
Justice Navaniti Prasad Singh
quashed the April 5 notification of the state government to stop consumption and sale of alcohol in the state.
The same bench had on May 20 reserved its order on a batch of writ petitions filed by Liquor Trade Association and many individuals challenging the liquor law in Bihar brought by Nitish Kumar government with stringent penal provisions.
The Nitish Kumar-led Grand Secular Alliance government had first banned the manufacture, trade, sale, consumption of country-made liquor since April 1, but later imposed a blanket ban on all types of liquor including foreign liquor in the state.
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