Advocate Harshavardhan Patil who took the baton of putting cases against all those who charged bottled water above MRP had filed a complaint with the Kakti Police station but an FIR was registered today on Saturday after the Bar council intervened and threatened to strike if the police did not file an FIR.
Advocate Harshavardhan Patil speaking to AAB said, he had been to Irish House restaurant situated at Kakti on 20th of May 2017 with friends for a birthday party.
During his stay there a few persons recognized him and lauded his efforts for his fight against the MRP of bottled water. At the same time a customer of the hotel approached the advocate Patil and asked him that the restaurant is charging SERVICE charge, which is now optional as per the new guidelines. But the restaurant was making it compulsory for all, saying they dont have any such orders from the head office.
Advocate Patil took this matter to the manager and after a small squabble, the manager deducted the service charge from the particular bill. Once this happened even others with the bill approached the manager for the deduction of the service charge.
Advocate Patil alleged that at this moment the staff got angry on him and manhandled him and got him forcefully out of the hotel.
Advocate alleged that they said “you are the advocate because of whom are suffering loss and we’ll kill you”.
In the preliminary inquiry out of the three accused 2 are not in town.
The Hotel staff has been charged under Section 341,504,506 of Indian penal code.
341. Punishment for wrongful restraint.
504. Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace
506. Punishment for criminal intimidation