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Mumbai: Cong workers force restaurant to stop bills criticising UPA


Shawan Sen,CNN-IBN
Jul 23, 2013 at 12:33pm IST

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Mumbai: In a case of high-handedness in Mumbai some Congress leaders and workers allegedly forced a restaurant to discontinue their bills criticising the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government's tax on AC restaurants. After coming to know about the bills, some Congress leaders and workers allegedly forced their way into the restaurant on Monday afternoon and protested.

The incident took place on Monday and the Congress workers also forced the restaurant to shut shop for printing bills criticising the UPA government.

Even though the restaurant reopened on Tuesday, the bill slamming the tax on AC restaurants by UPA has been discontinued.

The Congress workers also filed a defamation case against the owner of the restaurant. The owner has been booked for printing defamatory matter under Section 501 (printing or engraving matter known to be defamatory)of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

The hotels and restaurants association in Mumbai has been protesting taxes on AC restaurants for almost six months now.

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