The UT excise and taxation department sealed two discotheques - Paara and Miami Club - on Thursday for violating provisions of the Excise and Taxation Act.
The department officials raided Nuclear Hospitality, popularly known as PARA, running a discotheque at Centra Mall, Phase 1, Industrial Area. The management was found violating provisions of the Excise Act and evading value added tax (VAT). The management was accused of running the liquor bar beyond 1am which is not permissible under the excise rules. The sale invoices were also not being issued and the VAT returns were also not filed regularly.
The bar was sealed and the operations of the discotheque had been suspended till further orders.
In a similar raid on Miami Club in Sector 9, it was found that the management was running the bar without a licence.
Acting on the directions of UT deputy commissioner SB Deepak Kumar, the excise wing conducted raids on different units involved in the sale of liquor on Thursday. Anomalies were also found at the bottling plant of Ideal Distillers Private Limited situated in Phase 1, Industrial Area. The management was issued a show-cause notice.
On Tuesday, the department sealed a liquor vend in the Sector 26 transport area being run by Narinder Chaddha for selling liquor at cheap rates and in bulk.