Consuming alcohol in private place not offence; mere alcohol smell not evidence of intoxication: Kerala High Court

Consuming alcohol in private place not offence; mere alcohol smell not evidence of intoxication: Kerala High Court

Single judge Justice Sophy Thomas also said that mere smell of alcohol cannot be construed to mean that the person was intoxicated or was under the influence of liquor.

The Kerala High Court recently held that consumption of alcohol in a private place without causing nuisance to others will not attract any offence under law [Salim Kumar v. State of Kerala & Ors.].

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