100 students detained for smoking hookah; pub owner booked

Gurgaon, PTI | Updated : 15 July 2013, 10:02 PM

About 100 students of various reputed schools from Delhi and Gurgaon were detained from a pub in a mall here when they were allegedly smoking hookah during a party, police said on Monday.     

However, they were released later and no action was taken against them, but the pub's manager was booked under section 188 of the IPC (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) and the pub was sealed, Gurgaon Police Commissioner Alok Mittal said.     

The District Magistrate had some months ago imposed ban on serving hookah under Section 144 CrPC in Gurgaon.     

The students aged between 15 and 20 had attended the birthday party hosted by one of them and they were allegedly served hookah there on Sunday afternoon, Mittal said.     

The students were detained, but let off after registering their names, addresses and other details, he said, adding that they were handed over to their parents.     

The pub owner was booked and his pub was sealed, he said.

First Published: Monday, July 15, 2013 05:08 PM
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