Surprise raid: pub fined for serving booze to minors
In a surprise inspection on Sunday night, a special team of the district administration raided five pubs and bars in the city and eventually challaned one for serving alcohol to minors.
At the instruction of Gurgaon deputy commissioner Shekhar Vidyarthi, police commissioner Alok Mittal had formed the special team to raid pubs and bars suspected to be indulging in irregularities.
The team submitted its action-taken report to Vidyarthi and Mittal on Monday.
According to the police commissioner, around 10.35pm on Sunday, the special team raided the Club-18 pub at Vipul Agora Mall, located on MG Road, which is also known as the Mall Mile.
During inspection, of the 25 persons found at the pub, 12 were minors — nine boys and three girls.
All were drinking beer or wine with loud music playing out in the background.
“The team could not find a single attendant from the pub on the floor and so it could not check the stock register,” said a police officer.
“The team also raided Rhino Club, Micro Brevrij, Seventh Degree, Buzz and Media Café, but found no irregularities there,” added the police officer.
The special team consisted of assistant commissioner of police (ACP) Bhupinder Singh, assistant excise inspector Dinesh Sharma, naib tehsildar of Gurgaon Omprakash, civil surgeon Sanjay Narula and excise inspector Jai Kishan Hooda.