The first liquor offence would also be bailable and non-cognisable. “The clause of presumption of liquor offence has been removed. “A first-time offender will come out of jail if the person has been in prison for more than three months. At present, it is a non-bailable offence.Kishore said the amendments would apply even to pending cases and convictions. PATNA: People caught the first time drinking liquor in Bihar will be allowed to go free after payment of a Rs 50,000 fine, or will spend three months in jail, according to a Bihar government proposal to amend the state’s prohibition law.
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