Patna High Court strikes down Bihar liquor ban, Bihar govt to move SC

Patna, Sep 30: The Patna High Court on Friday struck down the liquor ban imposed by the Nitish Kumar administration in April. The Nitish Kumar government will move Supreme court in protest of today's order. 

A high court bench, after hearing a petition against the ban, termed it "illegal".

The court also criticised the stringent provisions in Bihar's new excise law.