Hyderabad: Fight over hookah charges

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Sarfaraj agreed to pay Rs 3,000 towards the hookah pots and Rs 600 to the boys who helped to serve the hookah to the guests.

Based on a complaint from Sarfaraj, a case of kidnap was registered. Photo: Pixabay)

Hyderabad: An argument over Rs 600 to be paid to a hookah provider led to a fight between two groups in the early hours of Monday in Chandrayanagutta. Police said that Sarfaraj who hired the hookah centre in connection with his relative's wedding had an argument with Sonu who supplied him hookah.

Later, Sonu and his friends intercepted Sarfaraj, kidnapped him in a vehicle and beat him up. Police said Sarfaraj, a resident of Falaknuma, ordered 70 hookah pots from Sonu, for use at his cousin's wedding held at the Manasa function hall in Champapet.

Sarfaraj agreed to pay Rs 3,000 towards the hookah pots and Rs 600 to the boys who helped to serve the hookah to the guests. After the function when Sarfaraj did not pay Rs 600 Sonu called him on the phone and both had a heated argument.

“When Sarfaraj gave his phone to his elder brother Mirza Shafiullah Baig to talk to Sonu they abused each other,” Chandrayanagutta additional inspector S. Raghavendra said.

Around 4.30 am on Monday, when Sarfaraj was standing outside the function hall to return home, Sonu and his friends Rahman, Abdullah and some others, came in an SUV, dragged Sarfaraj into it and took him to an isolated place and beat him up.

Meanwhile, Sarfaraj informed his relatives, who came to the spot and later they caught Rahman in Falaknuma and beat him up. Based on a complaint from Sarfaraj, a case of kidnap, wrongful restraint, criminal intimidation and inflicting injuries were registered against Sonu and his friends and a case was also registered against Sarfaraj, Mirza and others for similar charges.

Jail fails to stop pub owners
Imprisonment of pub owners operating beyond permitted times have not deterred them. Jubilee Hills police raided another pub on Sunday midnight and arrested owner G. Ajay Harinath and the pub manager. Last week two pub owners of Jubilee Hills were given six days imprisonment.

Police said Fly High Roof Top pub owned by G. Ajay Harinath was found open even after 12 midnight on Sunday. A case under IPC 188 for violating police orders was registered and owner Ajay Harinath and the manager M. Gandhi were produced before court. Police also seized the music system.

Last Friday, the court jailed Anirudh Agarwal and Mayank Agarwal, the owners of Air Pub in Jubilee Hills. Md Arif, the owner of A1 restaurant at Somajiguda and R. Vijay and Piyush Jain of Kulb Trinity Pub at Yousufguda were given three days imprisonment.

 

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