This New Year Planning a House Party with your friends? Don’t even think so! since one wrong move can land you in the lockup on the first day of 2016.
State Excise officials from Thane will be keeping an eye on such Parties and may even bust it for possession of Alcohol without permission and as per the Bombay Prohibition Act, you might have to spend the night inside the lockup.
As per the department rules, FL-4 license is required to host a party in a flat or at a resort, which costs around Rs 13,500.
While if few friends want to enjoy a few drinks together, the consumer should have a license, which costs Rs 5. With the permission of the excise department, the license can be obtained for a day.
“This year, we have formed special flying squad teams to keep a vigil on illegal parties and possession of liquor. Strict action will be taken if one is found with the illicit liquor. We will snoop down on bars, dhabas on highways and resorts,”
“The consumer should possess a license even if the person is drinking inside his apartment. A house party organiser will be booked for illegal possession of liquor if he does not have adequate permission to host the party,” said Arjun Ohol, deputy commissioner, state excise, Thane.
Several dhabas along the Eastern Express Highway, Mumbai-Ahmedabad Highway and several other resorts will be checked during the Christmas week and on New Year eve.
Do make sure you plan your Christmas and New Years Well.
What are your plans this New Years? Do drink safe and Drive Safe!