Notices to Punjab, Haryana over use of pet bottles for liquor
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The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday issued notices to the Chandigarh Administration and the states of Punjab and Haryana over a petition seeking directions exclude the use of pet bottles for the storage and sale of liquor — both country made liquor and Indian made foreign liquor. Prem Singh, president of the society — Earth Protector in Rohtak — had filed the petition that came up for hearing before a Division Bench comprising chief Justice Arjan Kumar Sikri and Justice Rakesh Kumar Jain. The bench issued the notice of motion for April 3.
The court was apprised that pet bottles contaminate stored foodstuffs with varying levels of carcinogenic materials which are harmful for consumption by human beings. The petitioner also informed the court that Goa had recently imposed a ban on the possession and sale of liquor in cheap plastic sachets, while Kerala and Delhi had similar provisions for packaging of liquor.
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