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Supreme Court refuses to hear Intervention Applications in liquor ban case

News Agencies | Updated on: 11 July 2017, 17:26 IST

The Supreme Court has refused to hear all private Intervention Applications (IAs) in the liquor ban case.

The Supreme Court had earlier upheld the Chandigarh administration order denotifying highways to enable functioning of liquor ban within 500 metres distance.

The timing and legality on the case would be decided later when the order comes.

Earlier, the Karnataka government had requested the Centre to denotify over 700 kilometers of national highways and 1,476 kilometers of state highways passing through towns and cities.

In April, Rajasthan had denotified certain sections of state highways, days after the Supreme Court order banning liquor vends within 500 metres of national and state highways came into effect.

The Supreme Court in its order on March 31 had said that liquor vends within 500 metres of national and state highways would have to shut down effective from April 1. But, the apex court had reduced the distance from 500 metres to 220 metres in municipal areas having population less than 20,000.

The court order had given exemptions to Sikkim, Meghalaya and Himachal Pradesh.

-ANI

First published: 11 July 2017, 17:26 IST
 
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