Cops raid lounge for ‘serving liqour to minors’

The police on Wednesday raided a lounge in Sector 8 following information that some minor girls were consuming liquor there.

Written by Express News Service | Panchkula | Published:September 19, 2013 2:45 am

The police on Wednesday raided a lounge in Sector 8 following information that some minor girls were consuming liquor there. However,police found that none of the girls,who were accompanied by their male friends to celebrate the birthday of one of them,was a minor,even as some of them told the police that they were served liquor.

During investigation,it was revealed that the lounge,Nirvana,had allowed the youths to consume liquor without having a valid license and the police intimated the Excise officials to take necessary action.

The Excise department officials who visited the place,however,said they couldn’t take any action against the lounge as no recovery of liquor was made from the premises. The youths were questioned by the police for nearly three hours and their identities were also checked. Police Commissioner Panchkula-Ambala range,Rajbir Deswal said it was found that the youths who had come to celebrate the party were not at any fault.

“None of the youths was a minor,so we did not take any action against them,” Deswal said. He,however,said that the police had intimated the Excise department officials to take action in the matter. An Excise department official,on the condition of anonymity,said,“ the lounge is actually a banquet hall. We could not imposing a fine as liqour was not recovered from the premises.”

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