Supreme Court of India stays Patna High Court order quashing Bihar liquor ban law

Supreme Court of India stays Patna High Court order quashing Bihar liquor ban law

NEW DELHI (INDIA): Supreme Court of India  (SCI) today stayed the operation of the Patna High Court judgement quashing the Bihar government’s law banning sale and consumption of all types of liquor in the state.nnA bench, comprising justices Dipak Misra and U U Lalit, issued notices to all respondents including some liquor manufacturers on whose plea the high court had held as illegal and unconstitutional the Nitish Kumar government’s prohibition law and posted the matter for hearing after eight weeks.nnBihar government has challenged the high court verdict of September 30 which had quashed the notification banning consumption and sale of liquor in the state.nnHowever, after the law was set aside, the Nitish Kumar 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.nnSource: Press Trust of IndiannSource: Press Trust of India

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