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'Stop sale of liquor after 8 pm', Rajasthan CM issues orders, directs to seal shops, cancel licences of violators

"Those caught selling liquor after 8 p.m should be penalised; their shops should be sealed and licence should be cancelled," he ordered the Excise Department officials.  

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New Delhi Published on: January 20, 2019 16:34 IST
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Sale of liquor will now not be allowed in Rajasthan after 8 p.m, according to Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's strict instructions to the officials. 

In an order to the Excise Department officials, Gehlot said those caught selling liquor after 8 p.m would be penalised and their shops will be sealed and licences cancelled. 

Addressing a meeting of senior officials at the Chief Minister's Office (CMO), he said: "In 2008, our government had initiated similar policy to check sale of liquor in state after 8 p.m which gave a positive message to the society." 

It was also revealed in the meeting that many shopkeepers are charging higher amount than the Maximum Selling Price (MSP) quoted on bottles. Gehlot directed to take strict actions against them as well.

He also ordered the officials to stop illegal transportation of liquor in the state.

(With IANS inputs)

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