State Excise Department Cracks Down On 66 Pune Bars Pubs, Bars After Fatal Porsche Car Accident

State Excise Department Cracks Down On 66 Pune Bars Pubs, Bars After Fatal Porsche Car Accident

State Excise Department Cracks Down On 66 Pune Bars Pubs, Bars After Fatal Porsche Car Accident

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Following the tragic Porsche car accident that claimed the lives of two IT professionals in Kalyani Nagar last Sunday, the state excise department has initiated a comprehensive crackdown on bars and pubs throughout Pune. The accident involved a Porsche allegedly driven by a minor who was served alcohol at two pubs—Cosie and Blak Club. This incident has evoked widespread outrage and prompted stringent enforcement of excise laws.
Since Tuesday, 66 licenses have been suspended, including those of popular establishments like 2BHK, Ballr, Waters, Demora, The Miller’s, Elrow, and Unicorn. “We are taking decisive action against establishments found to be in violation of excise laws,” stated Dr. Diwase.


In response to the crackdown, members of the hotel and bar association staged protests. They expressed frustration over the continuous actions taken by the excise department and the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC). Despite the protests, the administration remains resolute in its determination to ensure compliance and prevent such tragedies in the future.


The crackdown specifically targets violations such as serving liquor to minors, selling alcohol in unauthorized locations, and failing to maintain proper records. District Collector Dr. Suhas Diwase ordered the suspension of these licenses, emphasizing the need for strict adherence to regulations.
The accident involved a minor driving a Porsche at speeds exceeding 160 km/h. The minor reportedly consumed alcohol at Cosie and Blak Club before the fatal crash, highlighting the urgent need for enhanced compliance and enforcement measures.
The incident has intensified scrutiny of Pune’s nightlife venues. The state excise department’s actions aim to ensure that establishments follow the law to prevent future tragedies. “We are taking decisive action against establishments found to be in violation of excise laws,” reiterated Dr. Diwase.