Mangaluru: The city police on Friday, April 30 raided Nisarga Bar & Restaurant near Talapady checkpoint and arrested the cashier of the bar.
The arrested is identified as Charan (22). He was present in the room when the police conducted the raid.
During the raid the police found 52 boxes of liquor worth Rs 1.53 lac stocked in a room without any valid bills.
In the raid, the police seized, Boss Black & Gold Whisky (1,728 bottles of 180 ml); Bejois Whisky (36 bottles of 1 ltr); DSP Black (24 bottles of 750 ml); Boss Whisky (120 bottles of 750 ml).
Upon questioning Charan, he revealed that the liquor was purchased from another wine store in the city. During the inquiry, the police also discovered that the bar has been hoarding liquor for the past three months and transporting it to neighbouring states like Kerala.
The bar had also violated the guidelines by selling liquor past the stipulated timings.
The police have arrested Charan and assigned a team to arrest Divya Ra, the license holder of the bar, and Rohit, the manager of the store where Charan bought the liquor from.
A case under Section 32, 34, of the Excise Act, Section 5 of the Epidemic Act, and Section 188, 269 of the IPC has been registered against the guilty.