The Gautam Budh Nagar excise division, together with the Gautam Budh Nagar police, on Wednesday caught staffers of a pub in Gardens Galleria mall in Sector 38A allegedly filling cheap liquor in empty bottles of costly liquor and promoting it to prospects on the charges of premium brands.
Two workers of the pub have been arrested and the excise division has initiated the process to droop the bar licence of the pub, Clinque, mentioned officers who carried out the search on Tuesday morning.
“The excise division obtained info from confidential informers that the pub has been mixing cheap liquor in bottles of costly brands and charging prospects premium charges. On the idea of this info, a search was carried out on the pub on Tuesday night together with the native police and the staffers had been caught red-handed by the division,” mentioned Subodh Kumar, district excise officer, Gautam Budh Nagar.
He additional mentioned, “When the crew reached the pub, two workers fled the spot. After an intensive search of the restaurant premises, an individual was discovered opening bottles of cheap whiskey model, Zbrand, and filling that liquor into empty bottles of Black Canine, and Instructor’s Highland in the kitchen of the restaurant.”
Excise officers mentioned the staffers stuffed the used empty bottles and handed off the cheap liquor as costly brands earlier than prospects and charged them premium charges to earn larger earnings. An FIR has been registered and two individuals have been arrested, mentioned excise officers.
The arrested workers had been recognized as Mohammad Nawaz, native of Dinajpur, West Bengal, and Mahesh Kumar, of Rae Bareilly.
The police have recovered 293 bottles of international liquor and 395 beer cans from the possession of suspects.
“The suspects have been booked underneath sections of dishonest underneath the Indian Penal Code and related sections of the Excise Act. An FIR was registered on the Sector 39 police station in opposition to the 2 arrested suspects and two absconding suspects, recognized as Sajjad and Akhtar,” mentioned Kumar.
On the idea of the case, the excise division has issued a present trigger discover to the bar licensee.
“We’ve got initiated the process to droop the licence of the pub. Based on guidelines, the bar licensee has been served a show-cause discover by the district excise division to ask why the bar licence shouldn’t be suspended, in mild of the division’s findings. If the response shouldn’t be passable, the licence might be suspended,” mentioned Kumar.