Goa Excise Dept To Hear Complaint Against Restaurant Today

On 21 July, the excise commissioner had issued a show-cause notice to Silly Souls Cafe and Bar based on the complaint filed by Rodrigues.

Rodrigues, in his complaint, said that the excise rules in Goa allow a bar licence to be issued only to an existing restaurant, but that norms were violated in the present case.

“The excise department, on 18th February 2021, in rank violation of law issued a licence for retail sale of foreign liquor for consumption on the premises along with another licence for retail sale of Indian Made Foreign Liquor and country liquor to the outlet without the required restaurant licence being in place,” the complaint had said.

According to the excise commissioner’s show-cause notice, the restaurant’s liquor licence was renewed in June but the licence holder had passed away on 17 May 2021.

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