BMW hit-and-run case: Illegal parts of bar where Mihir, friends had 12 large pegs of whiskey razed | India News

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MUMBAI: A day after Maharashtra excise dept suspended the licence of a Juhu bar that served hard liquor to Worli hit-and-run accused Mihir Shah though he is not 25 years old yet, BMC demolished illegal additions at the establishment. Civic inspection done on Tuesday found illegal extensions at Vice-Global Tapas Bar.
Civic officials said the establishment had been operational since 2022.The bar’s premises have been sealed till the next hearing in the matter before the suburban district collector on July 19, excise officials said. BMC officials said they found an open space of about 1,500 sq feet on the ground floor being used without permission and around 2,000 sq feet of the terrace area covered with an iron shade.
Excise dept finds several irregularities with bar
Excise officials alleged on Wednesday that based on the bill paid at the bar, Mihir and his friends had consumed 12 large pegs of whiskey – or around four pegs each – on the fateful day. This quantity can keep one intoxicated for eight hours, they added.
Mihir and his friends left the bar at 1.30am and the mishap occurred at 5am – within four hours of intoxication, sources said. The victim, Kaveri Nakhwa (45), was on a two-wheeler while Mihir was in a BMW at the time of the crash.
Apart from serving liquor to Mihir who is below 25 years of age, excise dept found other alleged irregularities with the bar. These include selling liquor to non-drinking permit holders in non-permitted areas, non-submission of licensed premises for inspection, mixing permitted liquor serving area with non-permitted restaurant zone, variations in liquor stock permitted against non-permitted, and lack of liquor transport licence for a certain amount of liquor stock.
In May, following the Porsche accident in Pune, around 60 bars across Mumbai Metropolitan Region were closed for five to 10 days as punishment for not following closure timings, for offering liquor to underage patrons.

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