Raid on hookah bar, three arrested for violating Covid restrictions
A hookah bar, located in the basement of a hotel on Sarat Bose Road, was found operational on Monday night when a police team raided the place.
Three people were arrested for violation of the government order that restricts opening of any bar or restaurant during the pandemic.
A team of the anti-rowdy squad of the detective department in Lalbazar conducted the raid at the hookah bar — Dawntown Café — on 44A Sarat Bose Road and found at least 10 persons inside.
The raids came days after a bar-cum-restaurant in Kasba was found open on Friday where a drunken brawl had spilled onto the road and had led to a BMW hitting several cars and a ragpicker, who died on the spot on Rajdanga Main Road.
Following the incident, the cops have started vigilance over violations of the government restrictions.
Senior officers in Lalbazar said raids would be conducted at places that are found to be operational.
“This is a dangerous trend. There should be 100 per cent adherence of the government rules,” said a senior cop.