Government Should Make Policy for Liquor Ban Within Six Months: High Court

The High Court has directed to formulate a policy to implement liquor ban in Uttarakhand in a phased manner within six months. Along with this, instructions have been given to install CCTV cameras in front of liquor shops and strictly enforce the ban on purchasing liquor to youth below 21 years. Commenting on the Excise Act of the Government, the High Court said that on one hand there is a provision to encourage prohibition in this Act, on the other hand the government is continuously promoting this business by increasing the number of shops.

Advocate DK Joshi, a resident of Garuda in Bageshwar district, had filed a PIL in the High Court over prohibition of liquor in the state. Hearing this on Thursday, a division bench of Chief Justice Ramesh Ranganathan and Alok Verma directed to formulate a policy for the enforcement of alcohol in a phased manner in the state. The petition urges the state government to issue guidelines for the ban of liquor in compliance with Section 37A of the UP Excise Act, 1910, and to order the state government to take appropriate steps by assessing the loss to the state from the liquor business. Has been. The petitioner states that liquor that is the most wasteful of the hill state should be banned.

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