THANE: The Kasarwadavali police have initiated a strict action against a wine shop for non-compliance of the order allowing only online sale of liquor in the state in the backdrop of Covid-19 lockdown.
A senior police officer said that they have now written to state excise to cancel the permit licence of the wine shop that was selling the liquor in open. “We have already sent a letter to the state excise department asking them to cancel the licence of liquor shop, as a stern message to other for non-compliance of the government orders in the backdrop of coronavirus pandemic,” said Kishor Khairnar, senior inspector of Kasarwadavali police station.
It was on Monday that the Kasarwadavali police booked three persons for selling the liquor near the liquor shop to the customer in open.
The police got a tip-off that a liquor shop located at Kasarwadavali naka was violating the online sale conditions and selling liquor in the open, which is prohibited. The accused included the manager of the liquor shop and two other helpers, police said.
A team of police officials rushed to the spot and seized a stock of 57 bottles of liquor of different brands, including Signature Premium, DSP Black and Kingfisher Strong from their possession. The value of the stock and cash seized was totaling Rs 13,990, the officer told TOI.
An offense was registered under section 188 of the IPC and Maharashtra Prohibition Act against the trio with the Kasarwadavali police station, and is being probed.