Panchkula, November 30- Deputy Commissioner of Police, Panchkula Mr. Maneesh Chaudhry has invoked section 144 of Cr PC 1973 to ban “Hooka Bars” in the district.
The orders issued stated that “Hooka Bars” are serving tobacco molasses containing nicotine which is injurious to health of the people, especially the college students and youth. The people, especially the youth were being spoiled by these illegally run “Hooka Bars”. Taking the health hazards of tobacco and nicotine into account, the operation of “Hooka Bars” has been prohibited in the entire district with immediate effect
The orders have been sent to offices of Deputy Superintendents of Police, Police Stations and health authorities for strict compliance. Besides, all Sub Divisional Magistrates, Tehsildars, Block Development and Panchayat Officers, General Manager, Haryana Roadways and other officers of district administration have been asked to enforce these orders in their respective areas. Those found violating these orders will be dealt with sternly and strict legal action will be taken against them.