GUWAHATI, Aug 5 � The district administration has warned the owners and managements of bars and discotheques to adhere to the Excise Rules, failing which the authorities concerned would be forced to either suspend or cancel the licence.
Official sources informed that the administration has formed teams, comprising Excise department officials, which pay random and surprise visits to all the bars, discotheques and even dhabas.
�Strict action will be taken against whoever is found guilty. As directed by the administration, keeping adequate number of private security staff and installation of close circuit television cameras are a must,� the sources asserted.
Already, licence of five bars operating in the capital city have been suspended for flouting the norms.
Following the July 9 molestation incident, which took place near a bar on the GS Road, the district administration has tightened the noose round the owners of the bars, discotheques and liquor shops.
Asked whether all the bars and discotheques have installed CCTV cameras as was asked by the administration, the sources said, �The assessment would be made soon and necessary action would be initiated.�
Meanwhile, an official of the district administration further informed that restaurants and dhabas operating in and around the highway are reportedly found indulging in illegal sale of liquor and they might be issued closure notices.