Bihar Assembly Passes Liquor Ban Bill

A Bill providing for partial ban on liquor was today unanimously passed by the Bihar Assembly.

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A Bill providing for upto capital punishment to those manufacturing or trading illicit liquor in the event of hooch tragedy was today unanimously passed by both Bihar legislature which also adopted a resolution that its members will not consume liquor.

In the first phase, there will be a complete prohibition in rural areas besides a complete ban on country-made liquor across the state while Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) will be sold in limited areas of the state i.e. municipal corporations and councils.

The Bihar Excise (Amendment) Bill 2016 talks about complete prohibition in the state. The provisions of the new Bill that incorporates some stringent measures will come into effect from April 1.
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There is also a provision for life term sentence for those who manufacture and trade illicit liquor and whose consumption makes a person disabled or cause loss to the human body.

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