Pune: Kalyani Nagar’s Unicorn House & Elrow In Trouble; DCP Writes To Authorities To Revoke Licence

by Shreya Rathod
Pune: Kalyani Nagar’s Unicorn House & Elrow In Trouble; DCP Writes To Authorities To Revoke Licence

Due to excessive noise and other rule violations, two pubs in Pune’s Kalyani Nagar have landed in trouble with the authorities. The upscale residential area is known for Aga Khan Palace, where Mahatma Gandhi was interned. Here are the details of police action against Unicorn House and Elrow.

Unicorn House & Elrow In Pune’s Kalyani Nagar Land In Trouble!

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Credits: @unicornhouse.pune/ Instagram

The Pune Police have stepped up their operations against two well-known bars, Unicorn House and Elrow, situated in Kalyani Nagar neighbourhood.

According to information received from Zone 4 of the Pune Police, these establishments have been the target of more than 20 police interventions in the past year alone. This included the filing of three cases against them. The charges mostly result from ongoing problems with noise pollution and activity in the late hours.

In particular, Elrow is involved in two cases that have been brought against it in court, whilst Unicorn House is fighting one complaint. These incidents occur frequently, which suggests a pattern of noncompliance with laws limiting noise levels and business hours. One significant incident highlights the pubs’ disregard for official directions by violating Section 188 of the IPC.

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Pune’s DCP Wrote To PMC And Excise Department

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Credits: @elrow.pune/ Instagram

Shashikant Borate, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone 4), has adopted a resolute stand on this issue. He sent a stern letter to the Pune Excise Department and the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) on August 9, 2023. In the communication, Borate argued in favour of revoking both the venues’ liquor and food licences.

In June, a huge gathering of Kalyani Nagar locals, Team Swachh members, and Sandeep Sahastrabudhe and Sumit Choudhary, the owners of Elrow Club, took place. Residents and Team Swachh Kalyani Nagar representatives discussed issues with noise pollution in the region at the meeting and reached a successful conclusion.

Residents become irate when the club owners took their time to resolve the problem and put soundproofing measures in place. Sandeep Sahastrabudhe and Sumit Choudhary, the directors of Elrow Club and Unicorn House, attended the meeting to hear community members’ concerns, nevertheless. They stated their dedication to making sure that the club and the nearby neighbourhood live in peace and harmony.

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The proprietors expressed regret to the neighbourhood for the disruption they had caused and promised a peaceful environment for locals.

Cover Image Courtesy: @unicornhouse.pune & @elrow.pune/ Instagram