NEW DELHI: The Delhi high court on Tuesday sought the stand of the Delhi Government and others on a petition challenging the opening of a liquor shop in the Jangpura area near the religious places, a hospital and a school .
Justice Yashwant Varma has asked the Delhi government and Commissioner (Excise, entertainment and Luxury tax) to take instruction on the petition and listed the matter for further hearing on December 3.
The court said it will consider issuing notice to the licence holder of the wine shop only after getting the response of the Delhi government and the commissioner. Also Read & Watch: TNI EXCLUSIVE: Twitter Spaces Misused For Terror Plotting Against India In Kashmir
It is said the petitioners approached the court when despite various requests, no action was taken on their complaint. The Jangpura area has been witnessing protests by the residents, especially women, against the opening of the liquor shop.
The plea, filed through advocates Abhay Kumar, Kumar Milind, and Shagun Ruhil, said in terms of a clause of the Delhi Excise Policy and the Delhi Excise Rules, 2010, no wine/beer shop is permitted to be opened within 100 metres of any major educational institutions, religious places and hospitals with 50 beds and above. Also Read & Watch: Violence Mars Peace In Tripura As TMC, CPIM Clash With BJP Over MC Polls