Bihar CM Eases Liquor Ban Laws. Seizure Of Property, Vehicles To Stop

Bihar CM Eases Liquor Ban Laws. Seizure Of Property, Vehicles To Stop

Bihar CM Eases Liquor Ban Laws. Seizure Of Property, Vehicles To Stop(File photo)

New Delhi: Nitish Kumar, the Chief Minister of Bihar is out to relax certain provisions of prohibition in the state. This move is expected to give teeth to critics who say the ban on liquor has failed.

According to the source, after a meeting today, Mr Kumar's cabinet scrapped some of the stringent provisions of prohibition, like sealing of a campus where liquor bottle have been found. 

The sources also said that a house or vehicle won't be seized if liquor or a drunk person is found on the premises.

Arun Kumar Singh, the Cabinet Secretary said, "The Bihar government will present an amendment law on the liquor prohibition act in the upcoming monsoon session of the state assembly".

Earlier, The amendments were hinted by Mr Kumar, saying a committee has been set up to look into complaints of misuse of the prohibition law. 

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However he also stated that there would be "no compromise" on the prohibition policy. 

He said, "The ban on sale and consumption of alcohol has brought innumerable benefits. People's quality of life has improved. I feel disgust when people suggest that we should not have introduced prohibition since liquor brings lots of revenue," as quoted by news agency Press Trust of India.

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