New Delhi: The Delhi government has warned against selling hotels, clubs, restaurants and liquor during the ongoing lockout in the national capital.
The Excise Department observed that some establishments were smuggling liquor from their premises.
In an order, Excise Commissioner Ravi Dhawan said that all licensees such as clubs, hotels, restaurants, wholesalers and liquor outlets are warned against indulging in illegal activities of sale of liquor during lockdown till further orders.
“Strict action will be taken, including cancellation and blacklisting of licenses,” Dhawan said.
Along with the prohibition, clubs and other such establishments have closed since the nationwide lockout, with the Delhi Police and the Excise Department taking action against those selling or transporting liquor illegally and seizing around 8,400 liquor bottles of various brands Huh.
About 14 people arrested include a Delhi Police constable and a milkman who were allegedly transporting liquor. In another case, police intercepted an ambulance, illegally carrying 25 cartons of liquor.
Earlier this month, the Excise Department raided a club in Punjabi Bagh area of West Delhi to sell liquor at high rates during the lockout. In a separate raid, the department seized 6,100 bottles, including some high-end brands.