Bihar officers ‘aren’t making use of their thoughts’ on liquor regulation: Excessive courtroom | Patna Information

Home » Bihar officers ‘aren’t making use of their thoughts’ on liquor regulation: Excessive courtroom | Patna Information
PATNA: Irked by the style by which state authorities are passing stereotyped orders on confiscation or public sale of seized automobiles underneath Bihar’s liquor prohibition regulation, the Patna excessive courtroom orally remarked on Monday that such actions by excise division officers have been “obvious manifestations of their non-application of thoughts in implementation of the prohibition regulation”.
A division bench of Chief Justice Sanjay Karol and Justice S Kumar, whereas listening to a batch of writ petitions filed by United Spirits Restricted and others, directed the state excise commissioner to furnish information of final three months on arrests made in liquor crimes, social profiles of these arrested, variety of automobiles seized and launched, confiscations made and pending earlier than numerous authorities.
The courtroom additionally noticed that the prohibition regulation is undoubtedly good however its implementation is poor and with out utility of thoughts.
The courtroom directed the excise commissioner to add all such information inside per week.
The courtroom expressed its annoyance over the style and mode of disposal of confiscation instances by superior authorities of the excise division by citing its expertise the place litigants had approached the HC solely as a result of the superior boards listening to appeals towards confiscations had reproduced “in verbatim” the collector’s order.
The CJ remarked that officers listening to appeals had merely “lower, copied and pasted” strains from orders handed by the collector. He added that such non-application of thoughts exhibited by state officers elevated the strain on the HC unnecessarily. Officers who have no idea how you can take choices with impartial minds are required to be skilled on the Bihar Judicial Academy, it stated.
The CJ requested how superior officers have been justifying the sealing of homes underneath the prohibition regulation for over a yr after the seizure of mere one-and-a-half litres of liquor? If a collector commits an error in appreciation of such truth, how can his superiors affirm the identical whereas sitting at an appellate discussion board, he requested.
The division bench hammered the listless method of officers in adhering to the state’s litigation coverage.
Justice Kumar expressed displeasure on the method homes have been being sealed on seizure of liquor with out giving any info to their landlords, a compulsory provision of the prohibition regulation. Writ petitioners have come to the HC for instructions to the state to allow them to shift equipment of their closed liquor crops outdoors Bihar.
This matter shall be subsequent heard on September 2.

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