A number of persons will be having parties in Mumbai in various hotels or gymkhanas . While all things may go on well they may be arrested at the end of the party for having flouted excise rules.Remember the Gymkhanas themselves have staff who may tip the concerned authorities for obvious reasons.If liquor is found in your vehicle your vehicle can be seized . This happens after the function when the balance liquor is being taken home.
Some of the common mistakes which people do are and which is not allowed in Mumbai
A.Exise not Paid on Liquor
1.Serving liquor purchased in Goa/Daman.
2. Serving liquor from the duty free shop.
3.Serving liquor purchased from the Army.
In all cases you can get arrested and then a case will be filed and one will have to attend the courts for years .
Purchasing Liquor in Mumbai but not having a venue permit Any one having a party in Mumbai whether in a hall or open air is duty bound to get an exise permit. One of the Gymkhanas in the Suburbs is taking Rs.7000 from the party and is not taking any permit for the function. The said amount is being pocketed by someone.When one is paying lakhs of rupees towards catering , decorations, music etc I do not think one will stinge for Rs.5000. Due to greed of certain persons you are being experimented upon.One should not allow that to happen.
C. One Day Permit
Any one having a party in Mumbai whether in a hall or open air is duty bound to serve Liqour to a permit holder only. One of the Gymkhanas in the Suburbs is recycling used permits. I had attended a party at the said gymkhana and I saw the permit given by the gymkhana which had a date of the year 2014 which was scratched off and a date of 2015 put on it. The said act in my opinion amounts to forgery. While the person who has the said permit can be arrested for consumption of alcohol he can also be arrested for forgery and cheating which will be viewed very seriously as it amounts to Government cheating.
My advise is people having parties should pay the full amount and sleep well rather than live in tension during their functions and risk being arrested.
Once a person is arrested he will need the courts permission before he is issued a passport besides the case which will be put on him and will drag on for years. Dont allow others who claim to be doing honorary work to fill their pockets at your risk as to consequences.Do not get fooled.