Nagpur: City”s Crime Branch raided a Hukkah parlour in an upmarket area in Sadar late night on Saturday and found liquor and hookah being illegally served on its terrace. The Crime Branch did not achieve much from the raid planned in hastiness as the raid was executed after they received information of nefarious activities at House of Beer (HOB) pub located near VCA ground.
When police raided the pub, the Hukkah parlour had as many as 50 customers. According to information, the police are on their toes after a posh hotel at Central Avenue was vandalised by unidentified hooligans. Cops also seized several documents and took the bar manager to the police station to interrogate him.
Cops also video recorded the proceeding of the raid at the pub. Sources said that cops had received information that the hookah parlour was serving customers till 4 am, well beyond the 1.30-am deadline.
In recent times Hukkah parlours have gained popularity among certain section of society. Late night Hukkah parties and loud music also creates commotion for the nearby residential neighborhood. According to a local resident, the parties go on early mornings till 4 am. When police raided the pub, the Hukkah parlour had as many as 50 customers.