GUWAHATI, March 13 � The Kamrup Metro district administration has warned the wine shop, bar owners and hoteliers against illegal sale of liquor and the excise department has been asked to crack the whip on the violators.
Apprehensive of misuse of bars and hotels, the administration said that �any kind of violation that could disturb public order would lead to cancellation of licence of the respective offender.�
In view of the ensuing polls, the administration will make a number of fresh guidelines mandatory for them.
The Excise department officials will also be directed to carry out random checks across the city including those located near the national highway.
�Like on previous occasions, sale of liquor during poll days would be restricted completely but otherwise too, a number of specific guidelines will have to be followed,� sources told this reporter.
Meanwhile, an Excise department official said that separate teams would be on the job to keep a tab on the functioning of hotels, bars and wine shops.
�Those resorting to back door sales will have to face the heat,� said the official.
However, it is no secret that certain Excise department officials work in nexus with the businessmen for kickbacks.