High Court Throws a Monkey Wrench in CM's Prohibition Crusade

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Patna: In a setback to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar who has, since being re-elected the Chief Minister of Bihar last November, turned into a full-time anti-alcohol crusader, the Patna High Court on Friday said that it was against the existing laws to seize someone's house if bottles of liquor were recovered from the premises.

"There is no law that says that one's house has to be seized by the government if bottles of liquor were recovered from one's home. The new law clearly says that the home could be confiscated if it was proven that the place was being used to offer alcoholic beverages to paying customers so how can one seize the house only because some bottles were found at the premises," designated Chief Justice Iqbal Ahmed Ansari, said.

Justice Ansari asked the government to explain its reasoning for the decision to seize the house and other properties following the recovery of liquor bottles from someone's house.

The next date of hearing in the case has been set for July 21.

As reported previously, former legislator and Janata Dal - U leader Manorama Devi, who is the mother of Rocky Yadav, the man accused of killing 20-year old Aditya Sachdeva during a road rage in Gaya, was arrested and sent to jail for failing to provide the whereabouts of her son who had gone into hiding after killing Sachdeva from a close range.

Later, during a raid, police found some bottles of liquor from her house resulting in the expulsion of her from the party and confiscation of her properties under the newly-passed prohibition laws by the Nitish administration.

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