The Court also added that the above requirement shall be read in to the conditions of licence already issued in favour of the hotel-cum-bar-cum-restaurant under the provisions of the Bengal Excise Act and the breach thereof shall be construed to be a breach of conditions of licence of the establishment itself. Fresh licences issued to new establishments shall include such condition as a part of the licence, the court said.
Last month, the Supreme Court had upheld a Bombay High Court’s order to allow dance bars to operate again in Maharashtra.
Read the Judgment here.
Topics: Bar Performers Bengal Excise Act Calcutta High Court Crooner’s licence Justice Joymalya Bagchi
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