Nagpur: The special squads of DCP Zone 2 Vinita Sahu raided Roof 9 Restaurant in Dharampeth and Godfather Cafe in Giripeth for violating Covid-19 related guidelines. The raiding cops found both the establishments serving the customers in violation of corona norms and not maintaining social distancing.
In the first raid on Roof 9 Restaurant around midnight on September 18, it was found that the customers were being served food mocking the Covid-19 guidelines. No social distancing was being followed nor the waiters wore masks. Subsequently, cops booked the Restaurant’s Manager and other staff namely Shubham Praful Jaiswal (30), resident of Plot No. 44, Samata Layout, Ambazari Road, Premkumar Raibhan Shende (36) of Khadgaon Road, Wadi, Sayyed Iftekhar Sayyed Mukhtar (39) of Navi Basti, Teka, Pachpaoli, Shardaprasad Chantamani Pande (46), resident of Gupta Square, Surendragarh, Gittikhadan.
A case under Sections 188, 269, 270 of the IPC read with 135 of Maharashtra Police Act and 51(B) of Disaster Management Act has been filed against the accused persons.
Similarly, the special squad raided the Giripeth-based Godfather Cafe on Monday, September 20 around 9.15 pm. The Cafe owner and other staff were serving hookah illegally in violation of Covid-19 norms.
Cops booked the owner, staff and 10 customers under Sections 188, 269, 270 of the IPC read with Section 51(B) of Disaster Management Act, Section 3 of Epidemic Diseases Act and Sections 4A, 21A of Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA 2003). Cops have seized hookah pots and other material worth Rs 5700 during the raid.
The raids were carried out by PSI Kunal Dhurat, Sepoys Pankaj Ghotkar, Shatrughna Munde, Vikramsingh Thakur, Dhananjay Fartade, under the directions and guidance of DCP Zone 2 Vinita Sahu.