Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has instructed authorities to take harsh steps against illegal pubs promoting drug activities in response to a viral video that shows drug consumption in a Pune pub.

Chief Minister Shinde

Chief Minister Shinde instructed immediate and forceful action against illegal pubs and bars involved in drug-related activities when he spoke with Pune Police Commissioner Amitesh Kumar on Monday. This order was issued in response to the public outcry raised by a video that appeared and showed young people using drugs-like substances at a Pune bar.

Chief Minster ordered Bulldozers

According to a statement from the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO), the Chief Minister has directed the use of bulldozers against unlawful structures connected to drugs and stressed the necessity of eliminating drug dealers to create a drug-free Pune.

Event organizer Arrested

Significant police action has resulted from the viral video, which was purportedly shot at Fergusson College Road’s Liquid Leisure Lounge (L3). For allegedly breaking liquor stock laws, the excise department detained six servers from L3 and arrested eight others, including the event organizer. The administration also suspended two beat marshals, an assistant inspector, and an inspector who was on duty at the time.

Strict Enforcement Against Pub

Leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party Dhiraj Ghate demanded stringent action against the pub, saying his party will not allow club culture to spread throughout Pune, a city known for its IT industry and educational institutions. Meanwhile, Kasba constituency Congress MLA Ravindra Dhangekar said that the police were aiding a significant narcotics trade that was taking place in Pune.

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