A special team led by zonal DCP Gajanan Rajmane raided two hookah parlours operating in Pan kiosk, arresting four people, including the owner.
Cops were tipped off that hookah was being served at the pan centre of Mohd Mustaqeem Abdul Khaleel (26) on Nandanvan Cement Marg, which falls under the jurisdiction of the Kotwali police station.
Following the police raid on Tuesday night, the customers fled. Cops apprehended Mustaqeem and Shahnawaz Anwar Sheikh (40), both Hasanbagh residents. Police seized a hookah and other items valued at $33,000 from the scene. He had been serving hookah for three months and supplying materials to other hookah parlours.
In another crackdown, cops raided the Tulsi Pan Palace on Nandanvan Cement Road and arrested two persons, including the owner. The arrested are Chetan Nikhare (35) and Sachin Bawne (26)