The Crime Branch raided Colba Sports Cafe located in Chhaoni area of Sadar police station for serving banned hookah to customers. The raiding team booked four persons and seized hookah pots, scented tobacco and other material during the raid.
The accused have been identified as owners Akif Rehan Akbar Ali (31), a resident of Plot No. 48, Rose Colony, Jafar Nagar; Sheikh Sameer Vakil Ahmed (26), a resident of Gittikhadan; Manager Aryan Manoj Satyel (21), a resident of Ganeshpeth and worker Mangesh Sukhdeo Wankhede (26), a resident of Hingna Road.
Acting on a tip-off, the police raided the cafe and seized material collectivelly worth Rs 99,550/-.
An offence was registered at Sadar police station against the accused. Under the guidance of Addl CP Sunil Phulari, DCP (Detection) Gajanan Rajmane, ACP B N Nalawade, the arrest was made by PI Kishore Parwate, API Ganesh Pawar, PSI Mohekar and staff including Rajesh Tiwari, Ashish Kshirsagar, Mahendra Sadmake, Ashish Thakre, Ravi Shahu, Sheshrao Raut, Sunil Kuwar, Prashant Kodape, Kishore Thakre and Vivek Shripad.