Licenses of these pubs have been suspended till 31st December 2020, read to know more details
Collector and District Magistrate Manish Singh has suspended the licenses of six major bars and pubs in Indore for ruining the younger generation. This step was taken when during an investigation, children under the age of 21 were found intoxicated in these bars. Collector Singh stated in a clear tone that the younger generation should not be allowed to indulge in alcohol and if any such attempt is made, legal action would be taken against the bar or pub.
The collector has postponed the licenses of these pubs and bars till 31 December 2020. These are the bars whose licenses have been suspended, Vidorra on Palasia, Pitchers opposite of C-21 Mall, Drinks Exchange opposite of C-21 Mall, TDS in Malhar Mall, Kyro at Bhawarkuan, and Shosha at Vijay Nagar.
Collector Manish Singh called the excise staff on Sunday and decided to send a notice to seal these places. He also warned that legal action will be taken against the illegal presence of youth in pubs and bars.
The district collector Manish Singh said, “The district administration has started a crackdown against drug mafia and drug businesses following the instructions by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. The action taken on Sunday was at that time.”
The notice states that the irregularity committed by them is subject to cancellation or suspension of the license / operating order issued for the year 2020-21 in violation of Section 31 (1) (b) of Madhya Pradesh Excise Act 1915. As per the provisions of the Madhya Pradesh Excise Act, they will not be entitled to any compensation or refund of any fees paid or deposited in connection therewith for suspension period of permission for license/operation. In the event where any future irregularity is found in their licensed premises, the license issued in their favor will be eligible for cancellation.
Collector and District Magistrate Manish Singh has also directed to close smoking zones in all bars and pubs. The administration had received a complaint that drugs were being consumed under the guise of smoking in these pubs and bars.