Panaji: January 27, 2016 …. District Magistrate, North Goa District, sub section (1) of section 144 of Code of Criminal Procedure,1973 read with section 29A of the Goa Excise Duty Act, 1964 ordered that all the licensed premises “for the sale of liquor” shall remain closed from 5.00 p.m of February 2, 2017 till 12.00 p.m of February 5, 2017 and on March 11, 2017 in view of polling and counting of votes for General Election to the Goa Legislative Assembly, 2017.
Further the licensed premises having license for Bar and Restaurant are 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 and time. the owners of the licensed premises having Bar and Restaurant shall display a board in the premises stating that no liquor will be served on the said days and time and that only the Restaurant is open for serving food.
Order issued stated that, failure to comply with this order shall result in the cancellation of licences and the owner or offender shall be liable for penal action under section 188 of Indian Penal Code, section 30 of the Excise Duty Act, 1964 and other relevant provisions of laws in force.