3 illegal hookah parlours raided, 39 booked

The social security cell of city police Crime Branch raided hookah parlours at three hotels and booked as many as 39 persons, including 25 students, under sections of the Cigarette and Other Tobacco Products Act, 2003, on Thursday.

Police said a team led by senior inspector Bhanupratap Barge of social security cell raided a hookah parlour operating in an alleged illegal shed of Jashna Hotel on Salunkhe Vihar Road around 7 pm and booked four persons, including Navshad Malik who operated the parlour. Police team also raided a hookah parlour at Hotel Aramaan in the jurisdiction of Wanavdi police station and booked seven persons, including its manager Nazir Ali Safar Ali Karimi.

The third parlour to be raided was the one at Hotel Mas, NIBM, Kondhwa. Cops filed cases against hotel owner Hameed Mehboob Agreja of Camp, his two workers and about 25 students, including five girls, who were present at the spot. Police recovered hookah products worth Rs 68,200 from the three spots and said action would be taken against the hotels.

Please read our terms of use before posting comments
TERMS OF USE: The views expressed in comments published on indianexpress.com are those of the comment writer's alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of The Indian Express Group or its staff. Comments are automatically posted live; however, indianexpress.com reserves the right to take it down at any time. We also reserve the right not to publish comments that are abusive, obscene, inflammatory, derogatory or defamatory.