High Court Throws a Monkey Wrench in CM's Prohibition Crusade

Patna High Court.

  • Smaller Small Medium Big Bigger
  • Default Helvetica Segoe Georgia Times

Patna: In a setback to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar who has, since being re-elected the Chief Minister of Bihar last November, turned into a full-time anti-alcohol crusader, the Patna High Court on Friday said that it was against the existing laws to seize someone's house if bottles of liquor were recovered from the premises.

"There is no law that says that one's house has to be seized by the government if bottles of liquor were recovered from one's home. The new law clearly says that the home could be confiscated if it was proven that the place was being used to offer alcoholic beverages to paying customers so how can one seize the house only because some bottles were found at the premises," designated Chief Justice Iqbal Ahmed Ansari, said.

Justice Ansari asked the government to explain its reasoning for the decision to seize the house and other properties following the recovery of liquor bottles from someone's house.

The next date of hearing in the case has been set for July 21.

As reported previously, former legislator and Janata Dal - U leader Manorama Devi, who is the mother of Rocky Yadav, the man accused of killing 20-year old Aditya Sachdeva during a road rage in Gaya, was arrested and sent to jail for failing to provide the whereabouts of her son who had gone into hiding after killing Sachdeva from a close range.

Later, during a raid, police found some bottles of liquor from her house resulting in the expulsion of her from the party and confiscation of her properties under the newly-passed prohibition laws by the Nitish administration.


More News...

Poster-making Competition at Magadh Mahila College

Nov 24, 2017
Poster-making contest at Magadh Mahila College on Thursay.
Patna: National Services Scheme (NSS) in Patna on Thursday organized a poster-making contest at Magadh Mahila College the theme of which was communal…

Lalu's Son Threatens to Beat up Sushil Modi at his Son's Wedding

Nov 23, 2017
Tej Pratap Yadav during his father's election as RJD chief on Tuesday.
Patna: Taking a cue from his mother Rabri Devi who had a day ago, reacting to BJP state chief Nityanand Rai's remark that he would chop off hands of…

Sushil Modi, JD-U Leaders React to Tej Pratap Yadav's Threat

Nov 23, 2017
Deputy CM and BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi at a press conference in Patna on Wednesday.
Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, on Wednesday, demanded an unconditional apology from Lalu…

Nitish Visits School Started by Gandhi; Loses Cool at Protestors

Nov 21, 2017
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar speaking at a public function in Champaran on Monday.
West Champaran: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday visited a school in Bhitiharwa in West Champaran district to review development works…

Bihar Congress Celebrates Rahul Gandhi's Upcoming Promotion

Nov 21, 2017
Congress leaders congratulating Rahul Gandhi at Sadaqat Ashram on Monday.
Patna: Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee (BPCC) members celebrated the impending election of Rahul Gandhi as the national President of the Congress…

Beur Jail's Outer Walls to be Raised by Three Feet

Nov 21, 2017
Prison IG Anand Kishore reviewing security system at Patna's Beur Jail on Monday.
Patna: Just days after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar delivered a strong populist speech at the Hajipur Jail where he inaugurated a host of schemes for…

View Your Patna


Your Favorite Recipes on PD


Latest Comments

Recent Articles in Readers Write, Lifestyle, Feature, and Blog Sections