New prohibition law enforced in Bihar after HC quashed the old law

At a special Cabinet meeting, the State government notified the new Bihar Prohibition and Excise Act, 2016 which ensured complete ban on sale and consumption of liquor — both Indian Made Foreign Liquor and country-made — in the State with immediate effect.

This new law, though, is by and large based on the previous one, which was set aside by the High Court.

It retains most of the previous provisions but the government has also introduced some harsher clauses to “plug the loopholes.”

State’s Viewpoint

The  ban on liquor had received a warm welcome from all corners of the State. It will move Supreme Court on Friday against Patna High Court verdict striking down previous law