Bihar Prohibition: Private vehicle plying on public road is Public Place, Supreme Court

Murali Krishnan July 1 2019
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The Supreme Court today held that a private vehicle plying on public road will fall within the definition of  "public place"  under Bihar Excise (Amendment) Act 2016 (Act).

The judgment was rendered by a Bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan and KM Joseph in an appeal against a decision of the Patna High Court.

The petitioners were travelling in their car from Giridih in Jharkhand to Patna. Their vehicle was stopped at the Rajauli Check Post at the Bihar Jharkhand . . .

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