Madhya Pradesh Excise (Amendment) Bill, 2021
Madhya Pradesh Excise (Amendment) Bill, 2021, which was cleared by the state cabinet recently, provides for stricter penalties to curb growing crimes related to illegal liquor trade and deaths caused by spurious liquor.
The Bill proposes increased jail term of 10 to 14 years from the present one to six years, in addition to fine of up to Rs.10 lakh. In case of seizure of spurious liquor, the jail term will be increased up to 6-10 years from the present six months to four years. It also allows arrests without warrant in case of attacks on police and excise department teams while they are seizing illicit liquor.