Delhi: Raid at fashion designer’s farmhouse, liquor seized

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jan 02, 2015 01:11 IST

The Delhi Police raided a farmhouse owned by a leading fashion designer in South Delhi’s Fatehpur Beri area and seized 86 bottles of illegal liquor from the estate on Thursday.

According to police officers, the raid on the house came after a tip-off claiming that a party was being organised without proper permission and large quantities of liquor, to be sold only in Haryana, was being served.

“When we investigated the tip-off, we found a lot of cars parked outside a farm house in the vicinity. It came to light that a party, probably a New Year bash, was being organised in the open space inside the farmhouse,” said a police officer, requesting anonymity.

Further investigations revealed that a bar was serving large quantities of liquor for the party inside the farmhouse. “When asked, the bartender failed to provide proper permission for the liquor,” the police officer added.

Sources claimed that nearly 86 bottles of different liquor brands were seized from the spot. These were not permitted for sale in Delhi.

While the police have not named the owner of the farmhouse in the FIR, officials say she is a top fashion designer, with her own line of collection. “Only the organiser of the party has been named in the FIR. The owner of the farmhouse is likely to be questioned in the case,” said a police official.

A case of serving illegal liquor and evading excise duty on the served liquor has been registered at the Fatehpur Beri police station.

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