Licence of Raghubpathi Bhat owned 'Country Inn and Suits' cancelled for running it illegally

Licence of Raghubpathi Bhat owned

Submitted by alvin on Tue, 2016-11-29 16:17 Udupi: Former BJP MLA Raghupathy Bhat has courted another controversy for running a bar and restaurant illegally at his 'Country Inn and Suits', a star hotel at Manipal, as the excise department has cancelled the licence on Tuesday.The Department had raided the restaurant on August 28 for running unauthorised bar in the 6th floor. Moreover, the floor was built violating the building norms. The management was running the bar and restaurant on the same floor. Although the raid was conducted in August, no legal notice was served to the legislator. As a result, Udupi Excise Deputy Commissioner Nagesh suspended two excise inspectors. Udupi Excise DC Nagesh told bfirst.in that he has suspended two inspectors Jyothi and Shubada Nayak for failing to serve notice and initiating action against the licensee for running bar and restaurant at the unauthorised floor. "Though my officers raided that star hotel on August 28 no action was taken against the hotel. The hotel was running the bar illegally, till date. So, I have issued orders to close down the bar and cancelled the licence," Nagesh said.It may be recalled that the department had raided and locked the bar after vacating more than 200 customers from it. Country Inn