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Maharashtra BMW Accident Case: Bar That Served Alcohol Partly Razed, Accused's Father Removed From Shiv Sena Post

Swarajya Staff

Jul 10, 2024, 02:48 PM | Updated 02:48 PM IST

Demolition of bar (Pic credit: Mid Day)
Demolition of bar (Pic credit: Mid Day)

On Wednesday (10 July) morning, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) demolished a portion of the Vice Global Tapas Bar in Juhu.

This is the same bar which had allegedly served alcohol to Mihir Shah, the 24-year-old main suspect in the BMW hit-and-run case, prior to the accident.

This action followed after the suspension of the bar’s license by Maharashtra’s excise department and the sealing of its premises by the collector’s office the previous day.

In a parallel development, Rajesh Shah, father of Mihir Shah and deputy leader of Chief Minister Eknath Shinde led Shiv Sena was removed from his party post. He was earlier arrested for abetting the escape of his son and was later granted bail by a court in Mumbai.

Officials from the BMC’s K/West (KW) ward inspected the premises on Tuesday evening to determine if any illegal alterations had been made to the structure.

“During our inspection, we discovered that a portion of the kitchen and a loft at the front entrance were illegally constructed. We have initiated a demolition drive against these structures,” an official stated.

The demolition is being carried out under section 351 of the Mumbai Municipal Corporation Act, which grants authorities the power to raze any structure built without permission. The bar had been operational since 2022.

Additionally, the excise department has also issued a notice to the bar on Tuesday, accusing it of, among other violations, serving and selling liquor to non-permitted drinkers in a non-permitted restaurant zone.

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