A bench headed by Chief Justice JS Khehar, however, made it clear that its December 15, 2016 order banning such vends within 500 metres of highways shall remain operative for areas other than specified in todays order.
The bench, also comprising Justices DY Chandrachud and LN Rao, said that the verdict was given keeping in mind road accidents owing to drunken driving.
It clarified that licences given to liquor vendors prior to the December 15 judgement would be valid up to September 30 this year. PTI
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