“We found a restaurant was selling liquor without appropriate clearances and liquor bottles were found without barcodes. The restaurants also violated the law by illegally promoting liquor brands,” said Alok Kumar, ACP (Excise).
Assistant Excise and Taxation Officer Paramjeet Singh said that this year the department reduced the quota of Indian-made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) by 21 per cent, while that of Punjab-made Liquor (PML) by 23 per cent and beer’s by 20 per cent.
The excise department pf the Delhi government has asked all licensees to give a declaration in writing that they have installed CCTV cameras outside the liquor shops for renewal of their licences for the next financial year.
Tanaji Salunkhe, deputy commissioner (Konkan division), Excise, said, “We had information that the first suspect was carrying 10 to 12 bottles of scotch, but when we nabbed him we seized 27 to 28 bottles. His questioning revealed his supplier’s name.”