Panchkula eatery serves hookah, 3 staffers booked

Panchkula eatery serves hookah, 3 staffers booked

Three employees of the restaurant at a hotel in Sector 5 here have been booked for allegedly serving hookah to customers in violation of Covid guidelines. - File photo

Panchkula, November 27

Three employees of the restaurant at a hotel in Sector 5 here have been booked for allegedly serving hookah to customers in violation of Covid guidelines.

The police conducted a surprise check at the hotel, Circle, and seized hookah flavours to ascertain their nicotine content. Those named in the FIR have been identified as Sandeep Kumar, Prateek Singh and Robin.

ASI Pritam Singh, the investigating officer, said, “The staff members, however, failed to produce the same following which, we seized hookah samples.”

Meanwhile, an FIR was registered against Purple Frog, a restaurant in Sector 9, for allegedly operating beyond time and capacity in violation of the Covid guidelines. Over 50 guests were found seated in a little space around 2 am. The eatery owner, Prabhat Saini, and another person Abhinav Bansal have been named in the FIR. — TNS

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