HC allows sale of liquor in Mumbai after announcement of LS poll results

Mumbai, May 24 (UNI) The Bombay High Court on Friday allowed the sale, distribution, and consumption of liquor in Mumbai city after the declaration of the Lok Sabha poll results on June 4.

A vacation bench of Justices Nitin Borkar and Somasekhar Sundaresan passed an order during the hearing of two petitions filed by the Association of Owners of Hotels, Restaurants, Permit Rooms, and Bars (AHAR) challenging the orders passed by Mumbai city and suburban collectors declaring June 4 vote-count day as a ‘dry day’.

In their petition, they contended that the sale of liquor should be permitted once election results are declared.

In its order, the vacation bench said that the ban imposed by the city collector on the sale of liquor by hotels, restaurants, bars, and permit rooms “shall cease to have an effect” upon the declaration of the results of the elections in the city of Mumbai.

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