Excise raid on Maninder Singh aka Sunny Johar reveals huge stock discrepancy
The excise raid at the restaurant has revealed a huge discrepancy in the physical stock and the one mentioned in the stock register. Though, it possesses a liquor license, it was found that The Hub had more than double the stock it is authorised to keep. Sources said a large quantity of imported liquor was also found and most of it had been procured without paying duty.
Deputy Excise and Taxation Commissioner (DETC) Kamalpreet Brar confirmed unearthing the hidden stock. “We found a hidden stock of liquor. The anomalies are huge,” he said.
The department will be registering a case under the Excise Act against the bar owners, Brar added.
It needs to be mentioned that the restaurant used to host late parties, which used to go on till the wee hours while as per rules, no eating joint in the city can operate past midnight.
Also, it has come to fore that the restaurant did not not have any parking facility. Interestingly, the municipal authorities have till date failed to take any action.
The Hub violates building norms
Sources in the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation also said that the The Hub has violated building by-laws.
A reliable source in the civic body, on the condition of anonymity, said, “As per the laws, a commercial building
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