After overcharging a customer in Noida by Rs 10 for a beer bottle, a spirits vendor was detained. A Rs 75,000 fine was also levied against the store’s proprietor.
In-depth details about Liquor shop owner charges extra of Rs 10 from customer for beer that landed him in jail
Officials from the excise agency said that the incident took place at a bar in Bisrakh’s Roza Jalalpur neighbourhood.
“The retailer charged the customer Rs 130 for a 500 ml Kingfisher Strong beer when it should have cost Rs 120. Many individuals had complained to us that the merchant had overcharged them by Rs. 10 or Rs. 20, claiming that he was doing so because of “kharcha paani,” “Abhinav Shahi, an excise inspector, said PTI.
In response to the complaints, the department dispatched a dummy client to the booze store.
According to the evidence, a FIR was filed against the alcohol vendor Ravi Singh under IPC 408 (breach of trust by clerk or servant) and Section 64 of the Excise Act, which deal with overrating, and these charges led to his detention and imprisonment, according to Shahi.
According to District Excise Officer Rakesh Bahadur Singh, Surender Singh, the licensee of the liquor business, has also been fined Rs 75,000 for breaking the laws.
“In cases of overrating of liquor at licenced outlets, the first time penalty is Rs 75,000, the second time penalty is Rs 1.50 lakh, and if it happens for a third time, the excise department can cancel the licence of the liquor outlet,” Singh said, adding that strict action will be ensured against sellers who overcharge customers.