Pune : State Excise Dept takes action against 400 establishments in 2 months ahead of upcoming Lok Sabha Elections 

Pune : State Excise Dept takes action against 400 establishments in 2 months ahead of upcoming Lok Sabha Elections

Pune : State Excise Dept takes action against 400 establishments in 2 months ahead of upcoming Lok Sabha Elections

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As per the instructions of Commissioner, State Excise Department, State of Maharashtra Vijay Suryavanshi, Director, Enforcement and Vigilance Sunil Chavan and Divisional Deputy Commissioner, State Excise Department, Pune Division Sagar Dhomkar, keeping in mind with the preparations for upcoming Lok Sabha elections 2024 in Pune district, production, transportation of illegal liquor, the State Excise Department has regularly conducted a special campaign against the sale as well as the transportation of liquor in foreign states.

As per further information shared by the State Excise Department, Pune, the following actions have been taken by the State Excise Department:

Investigation of crime and in-depth analysis of seized material (1/1/2024 to 26/2/2024):

Sr NoCrimesArrested AccusedSeized VehiclesSeized Goods
14264113628191349
Sr NoHatbhatti Liquor   (Bulk Liters)Country Made Liquor (Bulk Liters)Foreign Liquor (Bulk Liters)Beer (Bulk Liters)Taadi (Bulk Liters)
120675761182951381823.5

Information regarding the proposal submitted to the concerned Magistrate and Assistant Commissioner of Police for taking action as a preventive measure under Section 93 of the Maharashtra Prohibition Act, 1949 (1/4/2023 to 26/2/2024):

Sr NoNo of proposals filed under Section 93Bond numberBond AmountBreach cases after taking bond
1442248977100041

Action against those selling illegal liquor as well as consumers consuming the illegal liquor in illegal places as per section 68 and 84 of Maharashtra Prohibition Act 1949. (1/4/2023 to 31/1/2024):

According to section 68 and 84 of the Maharashtra Prohibition Act, 1949, action has been taken against the sellers of illegal liquor as well as against the consumers who consume illegal liquor in illegal places and a total of 203 cases have been registered out of which a total of 468 accused will be arrested and produced in the court. A total of 170 accused have been convicted and the court has imposed a fine of Rs 5,83,100 on all the accused.

Because of this, not only action has been taken against the sellers of illegal liquor, but also against those who consume liquor at the said place, the customers who consume liquor at the said illegal place will also face pressure.

A total of 48 proposals have been submitted to the Commissioner of Police under the MPDA Act, 1981 against such people who are involved in illegal liquor business and have not stopped the illegal liquor business even after taking preventive measures due to which the order of the society has been disturbed. Out of the 48, the action of placement has been completed against a total of 10 accused.

Offenses registered against FL-3 licenses and Beer/Wine Shop (FLBR-2) licenses:

Sr NoLicense TypeTimelineTotal no of rule breaking casesNumber of suspensionsFines announced by Pune District CollectorNo of Licenses aborted forever
1FL-31st April 2023 to 31st January 20242493Rs 44,90,0000
2FLBR-24415Rs 7,30,0004

Action taken against retail license premises outside/roof top:

Sr NoTimelineTotal no of rule breaking casesFines announced by Pune District Collector
11st April 2023 to 26th February 202434Rs 17,00,000

In view of the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections 2024, the focus will be on the illicit manufacture, transportation and sale of liquor as well as the illegal supply of liquor from foreign states. For that purpose, the Department of State Excise, Pune has formed a total of 14 regular teams and a total of 3 special teams and checkpoints will be set up at various places to prevent the production, transportation and sale of illegal liquor. Night patrolling will also be done. Strict action will be taken against the liquor stock coming from outside the state. 

A total of 14 regular teams and a total of 3 special teams will operate under the control of Superintendent, State Excise, Pune and Deputy Superintendent, State Excise, Pune.

Superintendent, State Excise, Pune CB Rajput has appealed to the citizens to contact toll free number 1800233999 and telephone number 020-26058633 if any citizen gets information about illegal liquor production, transportation and sale.

Shreyas Vange

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