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Students caught consuming liquor: Gurgaon pub owner taken into custody

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Jul 15, 2013 at 03:45pm IST

New Delhi: The police are looking to have the licence cancelled of a pub in Gurgaon's DT City Mall after they found that alcohol was being served to over a 100 school children there. At the time of the raid, 115 people between ages of 15 and 20 were present in the pub and consuming alcohol.

The legal age for drinking is 25. The police also seized hookahs from the place. The owner of the pub has been fined under the Excise Act and has been taken into police custody.

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"By serving alcohol to school children, the pub was trying to destroy their future. We have fined them under Excise Act and we will also try to cancel their licence," said a police official, Subhash Kaushik.

Reacting to the incident, educationist Shyama Chona said she's not totally surprised, but it's the parents' and schools' responsibility to guide children according to changing times. She is also not in favour of bringing down the legal age for drinking.

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