Today in New Delhi, India
Jul 18, 2019-Thursday
New Delhi
  • Humidity
  • Wind

Himachal: Probe continues against Kasol café that denies entry to Indians

Complaints on social media that a cafe in the popular tourist resort of Kasol in Himachal Pradesh was refusing entry to Indians have prompted authorities to order an inquiry into the matter on Tuesday.

india Updated: Aug 19, 2015 20:02 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Kasol,cafe,Free Kasol
An Israeli cafe called Free Kasol, situated in Himachal Pradesh's popular tourist hill station, reportedly refuses to serve Indians. (Picture credit: Facebook/ Stefan Kaye)

Continuing their investigation against the owner of Free Kasol Café in Kasol who has banned the entry of Indians at his establishment, the police are probing whether the café owner had permission to use the land for commercial purpose.

Kullu superintendent of police (SP) has marked an inquiry into the matter to assistant superintendent of police Nischint Singh Negi. Besides, the district administration has been asked to provide exact detail of the land lease given to the café owner.

Though the matter came to the fore following complaints on the social media, the police have also received a formal complaint by two persons via email.
ASP Negi said he, along with a team, would visit the spot on Thursday to probe further. At least two posts on Facebook alleged that the café owner refused to serve Indians and claimed that the establishment was open only to members. The cafe is mostly frequented by Israeli tourists who visit Kasol in large numbers throughout the year.

First Published: Aug 18, 2015 16:11 IST