HYDERABAD: Pubs and bars in the city will be issued notices for sensitisation by the state Excise and Prohibition department as part of its crackdown on drug supply and sale. As many as 220 bars and pubs in the city, especially in posh areas of Banjara Hills and Jubilee Hills, will be issued notices in the coming days.
“We are in the process of issuing notices to pubs and bars in the city. A meeting will be soon be conducted with managements of bars in this regard to sensitise them on the menace of narcotics,” deputy commissioner (Prohibition and Excise-Hyderabad) Vivekananda Reddy told PTI.
“We will explain to them that no drugs or any other narcotics substances is sold, consumed or exchanged on their premises. They will also be told that punitive action will be initiated against those pubs and bars, if any, which are found to be violating the rules,” he said. The sleuths have been keeping track of activities at pubs and bars over the last two weeks in order to curb drug peddling.