Gymkhana Club Delhi: the former official had taken out liquor from the store during lockdown without bringing it to the knowledge of the manager and other members of the managing committee of the club. As a result, when ordered, the staffer flagged that some liquor was found to be short from the bar sub store.
The bar license of Gymkhana Club was suspended as it was found guilty of selling the liquor during lockdown to individuals including The Delhi Police. As a result, the bar license has been suspended by the Delhi excise department. A police officer reported that till now no FIR is yet filed. Dr Eish Singhal, DCP(New Delhi) said that they have received complaints from both the sides and they are inquiring in the matter.
Bar license of Delhi Gymkhana Club suspended by Delhi Excise Department
Ranjeet Singh, Deputy Commissioner(Excise) suspended the order on 30 October. Furthermore, the management committee of the club has been directed to appear before the department on 27 October.
Here is what the order mentioned, “Perusal of documents submitted with the written submission reveals that prima-facie various types and quantities of liquor was issued by the Club on different dates in April and May 2020 to different persons, including Delhi Police, in violation of directions issued by Excise Department and Delhi Disaster Management Authority vide various orders wherein activities related to bars were prohibited for all licensees of hotels/ clubs/ restaurants during the lockdown.”
It is being said that that it is reasonably clear that club sold the liquor during the lockdown. On 17 September, a site inspection was carried out based on which the action was taken against the club.