Hyderabad: The Prohibition and Excise Department has imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh on Air restaurant and bar in the upscale Jubilee Hills for allegedly allowing minors into the premises.
The department has booked three cases each against Air restaurant and bar, Dock 45 and Heart Cup under the relevant provisions of the Excise Act, an official confirmed. He said a fine of Rs 8,000 each was collected from Dock 45 and Heart Cup for failing to maintain brand wise register while Rs 1 lakh penalty was levied on Air restaurant and bar for allowing a minor into the premises.
The official said the cases were booked after carrying out raids at pubs and bar-cum-restaurants following complaints that the managements were allegedly serving liquor to minors and flouting other rules.
The official said the department would crack the whip on managements that were violating rules and if required, the license would be placed under suspension.
He said people can lodge a complaint through the toll-free number 1800-425-2523 if the managements were found to be violating norms.