Pune Cantonment Board sends notice to Kayani Bakery
The order of closure of the three establishments was passed by sub-area commander and PCB president Brigadier Rajiv Sethi following a joint inspection by PCB and the Defence Estates Office (DEO) officials on Monday.pune Updated: Oct 12, 2017 00:05 IST
After illegally operating for over a decade now, Pune’s fabled Shrewsbury biscuit hub, Kayani Bakery, is at the verge of being prosecuted in court, as the Pune Cantonment Board (PCB) has sent a written notice to them.
As per the officials of PCB, the establishment situated on Camp’s East Street, has been operating illegally since 2006 without a trade licence. However, despite a verbal notice of closure being communicated to Kayani Bakery along with two other popular restaurants on the same street, Bagban and Kwality, the former continued to operate. The shutters of the other two have been shut since Monday.
The order of closure of the three establishments was passed by sub-area commander and PCB president Brigadier Rajiv Sethi following a joint inspection by PCB and the Defence Estates Office (DEO) officials on Monday.
“It is unacceptable for them to continue business even today. Therefore, we are sending a written notice to them to stop their operations at the earliest. As per the rules, without a trade license, they cannot operate even for a day,” said DN Yadav, chief executive officer (CEO) of the PCB. Following the shutting down of the three establishments, the PCB conveyed that the DEO has been refusing to issue a no objection certificate (NOC) to them for the past few years, despite which they continued to operate. “We have records for the two years, 2016 and 2017, when their applications for an NOC were rejected by the DEO’s office,” Yadav added.
These commercial establishments have been accused of violating their lease agreement by commercially running a business in residential premises. Further, as per PCB officials, they had not even applied for a change of purpose memo to commercially operate there.
When HT tried to reach out to the Kayani Bakery owners, it was found operational on Wednesday despite the notice. However, it was open for only two hours from 4 pm till 6 pm. The owners, however, refused to comment. However, Kwality restaurant remained closed.