Notice to police over closure of liquor shop

Notice to police over closure of liquor shop
The Karnataka High Court on Wednesday ordered notice to the Bengaluru Police Commissioner in a petition by a bar owner seeking compensation of Rs 2 lakh for being forced to shut his shop for two days.

The petitioner, Mookambika Bar and Restaurant, represented by its owner Krishnamurthy, moved the court contending that he had suffered loss in his business for two days after he was asked to shut his shop during Rathasapthami festival.

The police commissioner, along with DCP South East division and Adugodi police had ordered closure of liquor shops around Adugodi. The petitioner challenged the order and sought compensation of Rs 2 lakh.

Justice A S Bopanna ordered notice and adjourned the hearing.
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