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3 illegal hookah bars busted in Jaipur; 4 arrested

Police teams carried out searches at several cafes and restaurants and discovered four of them offering hookahs to their customers.

September 12, 2022, 2:28 pm

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Hookah bar. Representative image.

JAIPUR: The city police continues to crack down on illegal hookah bars in Jaipur. In the latest action, the Jaipur Commissionerate CST carried out searches at several cafes and restaurants and discovered four of them offering hookahs to their customers. Four people were arrested after the raids.

The four men were identified as Jagdish, Satyajit Singh, Ujjwal Chaudhary and Govardhan Giri. Except for Govardhan Giri who is a resident of New Delhi, the three accused men belong to Jaipur.

A police officer said that the teams formed under the leadership of Additional DCP Sulesh Chaudhary and ACP Chiranji Lal Meena raided restaurants and cafes operating in the city. One of the café found offering hookahs to customers was Hive Diaries and Cafe operating in Amer area. The police team arrested one Jagdish and seized pipe and liquor being served without any license.

Satyajit Singh and Ujjwal Chaudhary were arrested from Cafe Diona operated on Tonk Road in Bajaj Nagar area. Hookahs and flavour packets were recovered from the spot. Govardhan Giri was arrested from G Club located in Durgapura in Jawahar Circle area.

Additional commissioner Ajaypal Lamba said the police received the complaints that young girls and boys are lured to cafes in the name of hookahs following which action was taken.

The police have caught many cafes and restaurants running illegal hookah bars in the city over the past few days and arrested their managers and owners. However, due to the laxity in the law, the accused men are released on bail and they again start running these illegal places.

First published: September 12, 2022
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