FIRST-TIME “drinkers” could get away with a penalty rather than face arrest; cases can be withdrawn; a vehicle in which liquor is found may no longer be confiscated and, if it is, can be released after a fine; a section dealing with "immediate” arrest may well be deleted; bootleggers should face the brunt of the law.
These are part of a set of significant reforms envisaged in the Bihar Prohibition and Excise Act, 2016, according to a proposed draft of these changes, obtained by The Indian Express.
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