5 bottling plants sans fire safety certificate sealed : The Tribune India

5 bottling plants sans fire safety certificate sealed



Chandigarh, January 23

Excise and Taxation Department has sealed five bottling plants for not getting a valid fire safety certificate issued by the Municipal Corporation.

After a fire broke out at M/s Batra Distilleries Private Limited on October 27 last year, leading to the closure of the plant, the department had asked such units through notices to submit fire safety certificate. On account of non-compliance and non-submission of the certificate, the department sealed five bottling plants and imposed a penalty of Rs 10 lakh each on these. These plants are M/s Highfield Distillers and Bottlers Pvt Ltd, M/s Oasis Distilleries Ltd, M/s All Aces Distilleries and Bottlers Pvt Ltd, M/s Zannat Beverages Pvt Ltd and Queen Distilleries & Bottlers Pvt Ltd.

Meanwhile, after receiving information about violations such as under-pricing, officials of the department sealed the two liquor vends at Sector 9 and Sector 45 last evening. They were complaints about vends selling liquor at prices below the minimum retail sale price. The department clarified that there was zero tolerance policy against any violation of norms laid down in the Excise Policy and the Excise Act. — TNS

250 liquor cases confiscated

Officials of the Excise and Taxation Department and the police impounded a vehicle carrying around 250 cases of liquor bearing labels and holograms ‘For Sale in Punjab Only’. The cases were hidden under boxes containing medicines.

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