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Individual above 25 years of age can possess 9 litres of whisky, vodka, gin and rum, and 18 litres of beer, wine and alcopop- Delhi High Court

Lawstreet Journal 5 Mar 2022 6:53am

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary Individual above 25 years of age can possess 9 litres of whisky, vodka, gin and rum, and 18 litres of beer, wine and alcopop- Delhi High Court

The Delhi High Court through the bench of Justice Subramonium Prasad has held that an individual of above 25 years of age can possess 9 litres of whisky, vodka, gin and rum, and 18 litres of beer, wine and alcopop. The decision came upon the Court’s pursuance of a case wherein 132 bottles of liquor had been recovered from the Petitioner’s house, containing 51.8 litres of whisky, vodka, gin, rum, and 55.4 litres of beer, wine.

While stating its judgement the Court highlighted Rule 20 of the Delhi Excise Rules, 2020. 

“20. Maximum limit for retail sale and individual possession of liquor The maximum quantities of intoxicants specified below, which for the purposes of the Act, may be sold by retail and possessed exclusively, by an individual not below the age of twenty five years in Delhi, shall be as follows:— (1) Indian Liquor and Foreign Liquor (i) Indian Liquor and Foreign Liquor (Whisky rum, gin, vodka, and brandy), except wine liqueur, beer, cider and alcopop; nine litres; ii) Wine, beer, liqueur, cider and alcopop; eighteen litres; (iii) Indian Liquor or Foreign Liquor; one litre while entering into Delhi from other States; (iv) Foreign Liquor; two litres while entering into Delhi from other countries.”

As in the present case the joint household of the petitioner comprised of 6 adults above the age of 25 years, the permissible limit upon the application of the abovementioned Rules would be 54 litres of whisky, vodka, gin & rum, and 108 litres of beer,… Continue Reading...


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