Online sale of liquor not permissible: Karnataka high court


Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (DV)

Bengaluru, Feb 21: The judges of the division bench, upholding the order of the single judge bench, dismissed the appeal filed by Chennai-based HIP Bar Private Limited, on online order of processing and delivery of Indian and foreign liquor including Beer, Wine and Low Alcoholic Beverages ("LAB"). There are no provisions under Karnataka Excise Act-1965 to grant licenses or permissions for the online sale of liquor, the court stated in its order.

A division bench of Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice V Srishananda dismissed an appeal filed by 'HIP Bar Private Limited' challenging the order of the single judge bench.

There are no provisions under Karnataka Excise Act-1965 to grant licenses or permissions. Hence, withdrawing the letter of authority for granting permission for online liquor sales is not a violation of the law.

The company contended that it does not require any license or permission to conduct the business of Online Order processing and Delivery. Without issuing any show-cause notice, the letter of authority was withdrawn. Interference of government in the business is a violation of article 14 of the constitution and article 19(1)(G).

On August 1, 2017, the commissioner of Excise issued a letter of authority to carry on the business of distributor, supplier, transporter, wherein the petitioner is permitted to carry on food business relating to Ready-to-eat savories; Beverages, excluding dairy products.

As the media reported on the online sale of liquor the government had withdrawn the order. In 2019, the single bench judge upheld the decision of the excise department. Challenging this company had filed an appeal to the High court.

  

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  • John Tauro, M'lore

    Mon, Feb 22 2021

    Liquor is not a necessity unlike medicines. Online supply of essential medicines will be beneficial to ailing patients. Liquor can be bought whenever one passes through the market or nearby town. As for me I enjoy visiting different wine shops.

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  • KUMAR, KINNIGOLI

    Sun, Feb 21 2021

    PAY AUTO FARE, AUTO DRIVERS WILL DELIVER TO DOOR FROM WINE SHOP ..........

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 21 2021

    govt., will loose ghoose from bar bar permits 4 opening bar. excise dept., would have 2 shutdown if online booze is ordered. court has a fear dat kudchelaas may supply & themselves will drink from da bottle & on every roadside bottles may start disco dance's.

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Sun, Feb 21 2021

    I heard from one of my boozzz friend alchohol better than horlicks.boost. Milk and overtime.

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  • Evans C Sumitra, Udupi/New York, USA.

    Sun, Feb 21 2021

    Elwyn Goveas, Valencia, Your comments make no sense.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Feb 21 2021

    Setback for Digital India ...

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  • j.anata, Mangaluru / Bengaluru

    Sun, Feb 21 2021

    Liqour sale is not digital media,

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  • I wish I was There, Bahrain

    Sun, Feb 21 2021

    Online sale of liquor not permissible, Only standing in line permissible.

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  • satish, Shirva

    Sun, Feb 21 2021

    No Achche din for tight masters.

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  • P Shetty, Udupi

    Sun, Feb 21 2021

    Unless there is a pressure from local wine shop vendors , the govt need not to stop this venture. The government will not loose any excise duty revenue. There was also pressure from local Kirana shops/retailers on online shopping but govt still permitted to home delivery why not alcohol. I don't promote alcohol consumption. Only hope this may drop drunk and driving cases..

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  • Evans C Sumitra, Udupi/New York, USA.

    Sun, Feb 21 2021

    P Shetty, Udupi, I fully agree with your comments and there is no doubt about it.

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  • Elwyn Goveas, Valencia

    Sun, Feb 21 2021

    The court order is always welcome.Suppose you order online this may lead to consume more liquor and cross the limit.Limit is limit.

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  • Elwyn Goveas, Valencia

    Sun, Feb 21 2021

    The court order is always welcome.Suppose you order online this may lead to consume more liquor and cross the limit.Limit is limit.

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