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Supreme Court refuses to hear Intervention Applications in liquor ban case

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The Supreme has refused to hear all private Intervention Applications (IAs) in the ban case.

The Supreme had earlier upheld the administration order denotifying to enable functioning of ban within 500 metres distance.

The timing and legality on the case would be decided later when the order comes.

Earlier, the had requested the Centre to denotify over 700 kilometers of and 1,476 kilometers of state passing through towns and cities.

In April, had denotified certain sections of state highways, days after the Supreme order banning vends within 500 metres of and state highways came into effect.

The Supreme Court in its order on March 31 had said that liquor vends within 500 metres of and state highways would have to shut down effective from April 1. But, the apex court had reduced the distance from 500 metres to 220 metres in municipal areas having population less than 20,000.

The court order had given exemptions to Sikkim, Meghalaya and Himachal Pradesh.

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First Published: Tue, July 11 2017. 18:13 IST