With the declaration of the results of the Assembly poll today, all the liquor shops in the city will resume their business after 6 pm, as per the notice issued by Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court. The decision was taken to avoid any nuisance during the counting of the votes.
The district collectors of various districts had appealed to the Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court for the closure of liquor shops and permit rooms, 48 hours prior to the voting day and also on the date of counting.
Amravati District Permit Room Association, Nagpur Liquor Association, and Maharashtra Wine Merchant Association challenged this order before the High Court questioning the day-long closure of the liquor joints.
Vacation judge Justice Rohit Deo, after hearing all the parties and considering that counting of votes is likely to be completed by the evening of October 24, permitted the members of petitioner associations to open their liquor shops on Thursday after 6 pm.
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