Bihar Excise Act will be applicable on toddy too
The new Liquor laws would also be applicable on toddy with same provision of capital punishment for those manufacturing and selling the illicit drink, a senior Excise department official said.
“Anyone who manufactures and sells spurious toddy that causes death will attract the same penalty of capital sentence as is awarded in case of deaths from consumption of illicit foreign or country liquor,” said senior excise officer Omprakash Mandal. Same provisions of the Bihar Excise (Amendment) Act, 2016 will be applicable against persons found manufacturing and selling of toddy, he added.
If a person is found taking toddy (a natural alcoholic drink made from the sap of palm trees) in public places, then he would attract the same penal provisions of the Act which is applicable to foreign and country liquor, he said.