The Supreme Court will hear on Wednesday a batch of petitions seeking modification of its December 2016 order banning liquor vends within 500 metres of State and National Highways across the country.
A Bench, comprising Chief Justice J.S. Khehar and S.K. Kaul, assured on Tuesday a battery of lawyers led by Attorney-General Mukul Rohatgi that it will ensure that the matters are heard on March 29, 2017.
SC ban not for restaurants and bars, AG tells Kerala The apex court, in its December 15, 2016 judgment, had ordered a ban on all liquor shops along national as well as State highways across the country and made it clear that licences of the existing shops will not be renewed after March 31, 2017.
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