97 caught for obscenity, flouting COVID-19 norms at restaurant – Outlook India

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Mumbai, Aug 16 (PTI) Mumbai Police nabbed 97 people,
including 28 women, from a restaurant here in the wee hours of
Sunday for allegedly disobeying COVID-19 prevention protocols
and indulging in obscene acts, officials said.

The women were later let-off while others, including
the restaurant”s manager and three waiters, were arrested,
they said.

Based on some inputs, the police conducted a raid at
the ”Bombay Brute” restaurant located on Link Road in suburban
Jogeshwari where they found people dancing, consuming liquor
and smoking hookah, the official said, adding that those
nabbed were from well-off families in the city.

The restaurant manager had apparently contacted these
people to come to the premises, saying they had reopened the
place (following easing of restrictions), he said.

Oshiwara police station”s senior inspector Dayanand
Bangar said total 97 people were caught. Of them, 28 women
were asked to go while the others were arrested.

They were charged under Indian Penal Code Sections 294
(obscene acts in public), 188 (disobedience to order duly
promulgated by public servant), 285 (negligent conduct with
respect to fire or combustible matter), and provisions of the
Epidemic Diseases Act, the official added. PTI ZA

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