Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Wednesday directed closure of a wine outlet on Srinagar-Jammu highway at Batwara here in five days.
A single bench of the court comprising Justice R Sudhakar ordered the government through Chief Secretary and Director General of Police to file compliance on closure of the wine shop housed in hotel CH2, opposite children’s hospital, at Batwara here by April 25.
The court was hearing a plea filed by residents of Shivpora who have authorized one Bilal Ahmad Bhat for conducting the case on their behalf before the court.
They pleaded that the government has failed to implement directions of the Supreme Court, banning sale of liquor from an outlet visible from national or state highway.
“The residents have suffered immensely on account of presence of liquor shop due to which most of the times ruckus is caused by the drunkards in the vicinity subjecting the petitioners to live a life of constant fear and threat,” they said.