Delhi’s five star hotel in Connaught Place booked for serving alcohol to minors

The Hush Post|14:00 pm|1-min-read

On Sunday, a joint team of Delhi Police and the Excise Department raided Shangrila Hotel in Delhi. According to police officials, the owner and manager of ‘Privee’ pub were booked for serving alcohol and allowing the entry of minors in large numbers.

The police raid was conducted between 2 and 3 am. Over 600 party goers were being served drinks and music inside the five-star property in Connaught Place.

A senior police officer told media persons, “We got a tip off that a large number of minors had entered the pub. They were served alcohol regularly at night in Privee pub in Shangrila hotel. A team was constituted with local police and the pub was raided”.

Meanwhile, the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Madhur Verma confirmed the raid at Shangrila Hotel.

He said, “A majority of the minors belonged to business families in central and south Delhi while others were from Gurugram and Noida”.

He further added, “We have booked owner Manish Jain and Manager Rajeev Ranjan of Privee pub under the Excise Act. They were found entertaining minors below the age of 25 inside the pub. A majority of them have failed to show proper identity proofs “.

An Excise Department official said,”The accused used to take Rs 4,000 per entry and Rs 7,000 for couples’ entries in the pub. Five ‘hukkahs’ found in the pub were being illegally used as per the law”.

Therafter, the teams have been set up by the police to conduct surprise raids in all five-star hotels in which pubs and bars were operational in Connaught Place. “Our team is also looking for other pubs and bars in which alcohol is served to minors in pubs in Connaught Place,” the officer said.

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