Patna: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar-led state government moved the Supreme Court on Monday against the Patna High Court's order on liquor ban in the state.
Now, the matter will be heard on 7th October.
Two days after the Patna High Court declared the liquor ban in Bihar illegal, the Nitish Kumar government had notified a new prohibition law in the state on Gandhi Jayanti.
The government notified the Bihar Prohibition and Excise Act, 2016 to ensure that the ban on sale and consumption of alcohol including Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) as well spiced and domestic liquor continued in the state.
At a special Cabinet convened on Sunday, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and other members of his Cabinet took a pledge that the government would continue with prohibition which is “ushering positive social change” in the state.