Police raid two hookah parlours in Gokulpeth

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 11 Oct 2018 09:10:32

Staff Reporter,

Five arrested

Owners at large

CRIME Branch raided two hookah parlours at Spot 9 Restro Lounge and Spades Restro & Lounge at Gokulpeth in Ambazari area and booked eight persons, including the owners, on Wednesday. Of the eight persons booked, three are absconding. Cops seized hookah pots, flavoured tobacco, and other material collectively worth Rs 78,350.

The accused have been identified as Rupesh Krishnarao Wankhede (24), Saurabh Udaybhan Uikey (20), Pasha Ramdas Uikey (26), Nandu Mangya Iwnate(18), all residents of Pandhrabodi, Akshay Mukunda Maley (24), Sunny alias Abhishek Shikharchand Jain, both residents of Itwari, Abhinav Ashok Sontakke (35), a resident of Ekta Nagar, Borgaon,Prateek Gajanan Khadse (21), a resident of Lane No 3, Chandramani Nagar and Manager named Vicky.

Accused Sunny Jain, Abhinav Sontakke, owner of Spades Restro & Lounge, and Vicky are absconding. An offence under Sections 4(C), 21 (C) of Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply and Distribution) Act (COTPA)has been registered against the accused persons.

The raids were conducted by a team of Unit II of Crime Branch comprising PI Anchal Mudgal, API Jitendra Bobde, PSI Datta Pendkar, PSI Rajkumar Tripathi, ASI Mohan Shahu, and others under the supervision of Commissioner of Police, Jt CP Ravindra Kadam, Addl CP B G Gaikar, DCP (Detection) Sambhaji Kadam and ACP (Crime) Sanjeev Kamble.