UP govt warns of stern motion in opposition to liquor distributors overcharging clients

Performing on complaints
of
overcharging by
liquor
distributors, the Uttar Pradesh authorities on Friday warned
of strict
motion
in opposition to these promoting
liquor at a fee increased than the utmost retail worth (MRP).

Following directions from Excise Minister Ram Naresh Agnihotri, principal secretary (excise) Sanjay R Bhoosreddy mentioned {that a} fee increased than the mounted MRP can’t be charged by
liquor
distributors beneath any circumstances.

“Strict directions have been issued on this regard. Cost needs to be made by the patrons after seeing MRP printed on the bottles. Consumers shouldn’t pay greater than that,” Bhoosreddy mentioned.

Liquor
distributors caught
overcharging shall be fined Rs 75,000 for the primary offence, Rs 1.5 lakh for the second and there license shall be cancelled after the third offence, he mentioned. Excise Commissioner P Guruprasad has ordered all of the departmental personnel together with joint excise commissioner, deputy excise commissioner, district excise officer and different subordinates to strictly observe the federal government directions.

The excise commissioner mentioned {that a} particular enforcement drive
in opposition to the sale
of unlawful
liquor within the state was launched on March 25 beneath which a quantity
of FIRs had been registered.

In an effort to totally management the unlawful
liquor enterprise within the state, the departmental officers have been instructed to hold out steady operations and take efficient
motion on the manufacture, sale, transport and smuggling
of unlawful
liquor, he mentioned.



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