In a sharp contrast to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s clamour for a nationwide ban on liquor, Patna High court today has lifted Bihar government’s Prohibition of Liquor Act terming it as illegal.
The Bihar government had instituted a tough prohibition law this year to prevent consumption of liquor in the state. Starting April 1 this year, country-made liquor was banned. Then the ban was extended to Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL).
The Bihar Prohibition and excise Bill 2016 had strict provisions like arrest of all adult members of a family in the event of liquor bottle being found in a house.
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