Run bulldozers on drugs-linked pubs, make Pune narcotics-free: Shinde to cops after viral video


PTI, Jun 25, 2024, 8:04 AM IST

Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde (Credit: PTI / File)

Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Monday spoke to Pune police commissioner Amitesh Kumar and directed him to initiate strict action against illegal pubs and bulldoze all structures flouting building rules.

A statement from the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) said Shinde also directed the police to initiate renewed action against peddlers to make Pune a drug-free city.

Pubs in the state’s second largest city came into focus over the past 48 hours after a video, allegedly from Liquid Leisure Lounge or L3 on Fergusson College Road, showed some youths with a drugs- like substance.

“Strict action should be taken against illegal pubs to make Pune city drug-free. Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has given instructions to Pune police commissioner Amitesh Kumar that bulldozers should be moved on illegal constructions related to drugs,” said the CMO statement.

The CM directed officials to initiate action against drug sellers and demolish illegal pubs and structures which flout building rules.

A police probe into the viral video has led to the arrest of eight persons, including an event organiser, while the excise department has arrested six waiters of L3 for allegedly flouting liquor stock norms.

An inspector, an assistant inspector and two beat marshals from the Shivajinagar police station, who were on night duty, have been suspended in connection with the case.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

Lokayukta sleuths conduct raid on premises of 13 officials including two municipal commissioners

Mangaluru: Lokayukta raids MCC Commissioner’s residence, office

Hardik Pandya and wife Natasa Stankovic officially part ways

Mangaluru/Udupi: Coastal districts face isolation threat due to landslides

San Francisco-bound Air India flight from Delhi diverted to Russia due to technical snag

Hassan: Shiradi Ghat closed for vehicle traffic following landslide

PM Modi meets BJP workers at party headquarters

Related Articles More

Husband, stepson held for killing pregnant woman over dowry in Palghar district

Delhi Police busts kidney racket, arrests eight

Another batch of pilgrims leaves for Amarnath shrine

27 mortars shells from 1971 Indo-Pak war era found in West Tripura

Modern-day wars being waged in cyberspace; firewalls crucial to protect country’s interest: Scindia

MUST WATCH

Brahma Kumaris

Tapta Mudra Dharana

Banana Farming

Aghnashini River

Dr. Rajkumar


Latest Additions

Husband, stepson held for killing pregnant woman over dowry in Palghar district

Delhi Police busts kidney racket, arrests eight

Another batch of pilgrims leaves for Amarnath shrine

Lokayukta sleuths conduct raid on premises of 13 officials including two municipal commissioners

Mangaluru: Lokayukta raids MCC Commissioner’s residence, office

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.