Raid on south Mumbai hookah parlour; 15 arrested

  • PTI, Mumbai
  • Updated: May 01, 2015 20:41 IST

At least 15 persons, mostly youngsters have been arrested after a raid at a hookah parlour in South Mumbai, police said on Friday.

The arrests were made on April 29 after the raid was carried out by Social Branch of Mumbai police at a parlour at Satguru Sadan in Masjid Bunder Station Road, they said.

The arrested accused including conductors, waiters and customers would be produced in a local court tomorrow, said S Kavlekar, senior police inspector of Pydhonie police station, to which the case was transferred.

Our unit had received a tip-off and acted swiftly on the information following which Rs 3,000 cash, 22 hookah pots etc were seized from the spot, said an officer from Social Service branch.

A case was registered under the section of 4 and 21 of Control of Tobacco Products Act (COPTA) Act, 471 of BMC Act and section 33(w) of Maharashtra Police Act.

Police also claimed that hukka was being served when the raid was conducted and most of the customers who have been arrested belong to affluent families.

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