Tourists accuse Srinagar wine shops of open loot

Srinagar, Sep 21: The liquor prices in Jammu and Kashmir capital- Srinagar are sky rocketing with tourists accusing the wine shop merchants of fleeing them with impunity.
Tourists from various states accused that the booze prices are manipulated in a broad day light in Srinagar by liquor shops and the beverages are sold at a double price without any fear of reprisal.
They added that while the price tag of a liquor bottle is Rs 680, it is sold to customers at the rate of Rs 1100. “We don’t know where the government is and why no action is being taken. The wine shops situated at Boulevard Road Dalgate- a tourist hub are fleecing the customers without any fear. We understand that the local populace isnt approving the liquor consumption but why tourists are fleeced in such a ruthless manner. It seems like the excise department is in cohorts with these wine shops,” accused a Bangalore based tourist wishing not to be named.