PANAJI: Department of Finance has restricted the sale of liquor on February 12-15 and on March 10 in view of Goa Assembly Elections.
“This Notification shall remain in force only from 5.00 p.m. of 12/02/2022 till 00.00 hrs of 15/02/2022 and on 10/03/2022, in the entire State of Goa, in view of polling and counting of votes for the General Election to the Goa Legislative Assembly, 2022.,” the notification states
However, the licensed premises having licence for Bar and Restaurant may be allowed to keep the restaurant open for serving food only and the Bar counter shall be closed and no liquor shall be allowed to be served on the above mentioned days.
The owner of the licensed premises having Bar & Restaurant shall also display a board in the premises stating that no liquor will be served and that only the restaurant is open for serving food..
As per order, three quart bottles of Indian made foreign liquor or foreign liquor other than beer and six bottles of beer of 650 ml any person including his family and three quart bottles of country liquor for any person including his family.
Enforcement agencies have seized cash, liquor, drugs and freebies worth Rs 10.13 crore while carrying out election surveillance in Goa, so far. Electoral Officer (CEO) Kunal said that cash of Rs 6.30 crore is seized till now.