Assam: Raid in Pathsala restaurants; domestic cylinders seized

File photo of Habi restaurant at Pathsala. Source: Facebook

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The administration of Bajali sub division of Assam’s Barpeta district led by SDO (Civil) with Food and Civil supplies Department officials conducted raids at restaurants of Pathsala town and seized eight domestic cylinder misused in three restaurants? on Wednesday evening.

Two domestic cylinders were found at Atithya Restaurant, two domestic cylinder at Sanjyukta Restaurant and four domestic cylinders were found at Habi Restaurant.

Notably, Habi and Sanjyukta do not have GST registration also.

Sources divulged to Northeast Now, “We had got complaints that some restaurant owners of Pathsala were using domestic cylinders for commercial purpose. So we conducted raid and seized cylinders from the places.”

As per norms, the use of domestic cylinders for commercial purposes is legally not allowed.

Shopkeepers and owners of other commercial establishments have been restricted from using domestic LPG cylinders.

Still a large number of traders and businessmen are using domestic LPG cylinders in their shops.

Anyone who wants to use an LPG cylinder for commercial use, should use gas cylinders customized for that purpose.

Sasanka Talukdar
Sasanka Talukdar is Northeast Now Correspondent in Pathsala. He can be reached at: