Pulwama: A restaurant owner in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district is fleecing customers at will, locals said on Tuesday.
Locals said that the owner of ‘Hilal Restaurant’ is providing food stuff on exorbitant rates.
“For a bottle of water with price tag of Rs 19, the restaurant owner charges Rs 11 extra and demands Rs 30 for that. He is doing it with impunity as concerned department is in deep slumber and never bothers to inspect it,” said a group of customers.
The restaurant is located near General Bus Stand Pulwama.
The aggrieved customers alleged that the restaurant owner has become habitual of looting customers as he thinks he is above law. “It’s not the water only that he sells at high rate but every item in the restaurant comes at a high price, be it Kebab, Rista, Rogan Josh, Chicken Biryani etc,” they said and sought intervention of the concerned department.
Some of the customers alleged that the restaurant owner is hand in glove with some officials who are giving him free hand to fleece naïve people of the district.
The restaurant owner told CNS that he charges extra money for providing ‘clean’ water to customers.
Deputy Commissioner Pulwama GM Dar said that he will himself inspect the restaurant and will interact with customers. (CNS)