Weight and measurements Dept raids 4 five-star hotels

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Mumbai, Oct 22 (UNI) The Weights and Measurement Department of the Maharashtra government today raided four five-star hotels in the metropolis for serving less liquor than the stipulated measurement.

On a complaint lodged by a customer, officials from the Weight and Measurement Department raided Hotel Hilton Tower, Grand Central Hotel, Marine Plaza and Hotel Intercontinental here and found that out of 60 ml, these hotels reduced liquor to the tune of 2.2 ml to 9.2 ml and goods worth Rs 92,000 were seized from these hotels.

The state government, in its official release here, said in the raid conducted at Hotel Hilton Towers, the barmen served 6.5, 8 and 9 ml less liquor, out of the stipulated 60 ml pint. Similarly, liquor served at The Grand Central was less by 5 ml in a 60 ml peg and 4 ml less in a 30 ml peg. Marine Plaza served 2.2 ml and 5.5 ml less in a 60 ml peg.

A case has been registered against Hotel Intercontinental, after officials found that in a 60 ml peg, liquor served was less to the tune of 2.4 ml, 2.5 ml, 5 ml, 6.3 ml and 9.2 ml. A case has been registered against all the four hotels for flouting the norms of the Weights and Measurements Act, the release said.

Similarly, the officials also raided shops in the Oberoi Shopping Arcade and found that M/s Sonali Readymade Garment, Haji Fakruddin Mohd Ganim, Gems and Jewellery and Jhaveri Jiten Ramniklal had also violated the norms of the Weights and Measurement Act and from there, they seized five sealed goods worth Rs 92,000.

A similar raid was conducted on these Five Star hotels in the past and liquor worth more than a crore rupees had been seized.

UNI

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