Plea on sops to SC/STs in liquor biz quashed

The Supreme Court has dismissed the Karnataka government’s plea against a High Court order that had quashed the concessions granted to SC/ST category people in liquor business in hotels.The HC had declared “unconstitutional� the 2014 amendments brought in by the state government in its excise rules. A bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and Navin Sinha declined to entertain the special leave petition filed by the state government against the judgement of January 20 this year.The court pointed out that since it had already rejected similar pleas made by the affected parties on May 4, it was no
Source: DH