Party time: Maha govt allows serving of alcohol throughout New Year's eve

Mumbai: As Maharashtra police tried to play spoilsport, the state government has given a go ahead to allow serving of alcohol through the night on 31 December and 1 January.

"Though the police recommended to the government that liquor should not be served till 5 am the government decided to give the permission. But we have all the right to stop the party if we anticipate trouble", Mumbai Police Commissioner Satya Pal Singh today.

Reuters

The police chief said loudspeakers will not be allowed beyond the stipulated deadline of 10 pm, but it will allow to serve alcohol till the break of the dawn.

"I appeal to the members of the public that they enjoy the New Year within limit of law and respect the dignity of women", he said.

Singh said security would be stepped up on roads on the New Year's eve to prevent any untoward incident.

"The number of police force working this year would be more than that of last year", Singh added.

PTI


Updated Date: Dec 27, 2012 09:01 AM

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