Relief for Bihar liquor-makers

FPJ BureauUpdated: Thursday, May 30, 2019, 06:26 AM IST
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New Delhi : Liquor manufacturers from Bihar on Monday got an extension of two more months till July 31 from the apex court for disposing of their old stocks of alcoholic beverages worth over Rs 200 crore outside the state.

Earlier, the SC had extended till May 31 the deadline of April 30 for disposing of old stocks, including raw material, fixed by the Nitish Kumar government which had imposed a ban on liquor in the state from April one last year.

A vacation bench of Justices A K Sikri and Deepak Gupta took note of the submission of senior advocate Kapil Sibal, representing Confederation of Indian Alcoholic Beverage Companies, that the firms would be incurring huge losses if they are not allowed to dispose of their existing stocks of alcoholic beverages outside Bihar.

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