Following Parida’s orders, the excise and taxation department on Sunday constituted different teams comprising excise taxation officers (ETOs). Sources said the ETOs plan to visit hotels and restaurants as decoy customers to detect violations.
Seven bottles of Rowson’s Reserve, 10 bottles of Cragganmore Scotch whisky, four bottles of Clynelish single malt whisky, 12 bottles of Chivas Regal and one bottle of Antiquity Blue were found without holograms, officials said.
The affected hotel brands were operated by Starwood before it was acquired by Marriott in 2016. They include W Hotels, St. Regis, Sheraton, Westin, Element, Aloft, The Luxury Collection, Le Méridien and Four Points.