Vat 69 & Smirnoff banned in Delhi for 2 years over duplicate barcodes

United Spirits Limited (USL), the manufacturer of the two popular brands, is blacklisted by the Delhi government financial commissioner.
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The sale of Vat 69 whiskey and Smirnoff vodka has been banned in the national capital for two years due to use of duplicate barcodes.

United Spirits Limited (USL), the manufacturer of the two popular brands, is blacklisted by the Delhi government financial commissioner.

Financial commissioner Anindo Majumdar said that USL had used unauthorised and loose barcodes which violated provisions of the Delhi Excise Act, 2009 and Delhi Excise Rules, 2010.

The ban will force USL not to sell its liquor in Delhi for two years.

The order of the financial commissioner stated, "I am of the view that the appellant violated provisions of the Delhi Excise Act, 2009, Delhi Excise Rules, 2010, the terms and conditions of the licence issued to it and the standard operating procedure framed by the Delhi Excise Department and that consequently the department has rightly imposed the penalty of blacklisting under Rule 70 of the Delhi Excise Rules, 2010 upon United Spirits LTD (USL), Aurangabad."

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