Huge revenues on one hand and policy to eradicate evil of alcohol on the other, Quaint Gandhiana!: Bombay HC

Omkar Gokhale October 2 2019

The Bombay High Court was recently prompted to raise eyebrows over the state's dual policy to curb alcohol use on the one hand, while simultaneously accumulating revenue from alcohol sale on the other hand. Taking note of the irony involved, the Bench of Chief Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice RG Avachat remarked,

On the one hand huge revenues are generated by levying excise and additional duties on alcohol, simultaneously the state professes to eradicate the evil of alcohol. Quaint Gandhiana . . .

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