KOCHI: The bar owners on Thursday filed an appeal before a Division Bench of the Kerala High Court against a Single Judge’s decision not to grant stay on the government decision to shut down 312 existing bars as part of the new Abkari Policy.
The petition was filed by the owner of Airlink Castle, Nedumbassery, and others.
According to the petitioners, in order to issue notice against the existing bars based on section 26 of the Abkari Act, there should be violation in the functioning of the bar.
In the absence of such violations, the Excise Commissioner cannot take action only on the basis of the new Abkari Policy. The court will consider the appeal on Friday.