In tricity, liquor vends to remain close for two days

The Hush Post|12:00 am|1-min-read

On May 17 from 6 pm onwards, all the liquor vends, restaurants, pubs, hotels in Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula will not be selling liquor in the wake of the polling day on May 19. The sale and serving of liquor has been  prohibited in the tricity for 48 hours till 6 pm on May 19. Therefore, the liquor vends have already displayed the public notice mentioning their 48-hour closure.

Meanwhile, the excise department has also warned the liquor shops to restrict the distribution of alcohol among voters against selling it on the basis of ‘coupon or token’ in the district.

A senior official of the department said, “Liquor outlets have also been asked to maintain up-to-date brand-wise stock register. Also, no sale will be done on the basis of coupon or token. None of the pubs, hotels, restaurants or discos can sell liquor”.

In the past few weeks, the excise department and Mohali police have seized hundreds of cartons of liquor being smuggled into Punjab from Chandigarh.

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