2 Arrested for Illegal Hookah Parlour in Hyderabad:
Two individuals were arrested by the City Commissioner’s Central Zone task force during a raid on a hookah parlor in Saifabad. The organizers, Bikya Shiva Kumar and Gundeti James Fernandez, both aged 26 and residents of Begumpet, were caught red-handed packing hookah pots with counterfeit flavors for online customers. They operated from the penthouse of Srinivasa Residency Lodge.
The accused had previously worked at ‘Indique Bistro Food Court’ in Banjara Hills and decided to use their lodge’s terrace to package and deliver spurious substances to customers. The police seized boxes of flavored narghile, Rs 2,000 in cash, a mobile phone, and other incriminating evidence.
It was revealed that the organizers had over 25 customers who ordered online to avoid police detection. A case has been registered against them under relevant sections of the law, and they, along with the confiscated items, were handed over to Saifabad police for further investigation.