Six persons were arrested by Kolkata Police for running a restaurant-cum-hooka-parlour in the southern part of the city for late hours without proper license. "We had information that the parolour was kept open beyond permissible hours following which a raid was conducted at around 1.30AM today.
It was found that there were good numbers of customers who were smoking and playing snookers... Wine and food were also served for which they failed to produce any food license nor and excise license," a senior officer of the force said.. The sitting arrangement of the parlour also violated the provision of the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COPTA), he said adding several wine bottles, some tobacco pots containing flavoured tobacco and a few hookas were seized from the place. The six persons have been charged under section IPC 188 46AA(cc)(Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) and Bengal Excise Act, 2012 and under section 24 of COTPA, the officer said.
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