Delhi HC directs police not to‘harass' hookah parlours
Hindustan Times|October 22, 2021
The Delhi high court on Thursday directed the city police to not "unnecessarily" harass or park their vehicles outside hookah parlours even as it permitted them to conduct checks as and when required.

NEW DELHI:

Justice Rekha Palli, while hearing a bunch of pleas seeking directions to the city police to not interfere in the functioning of herbal hookah bars, remarked that customers would not enter a hookah parlour if the police park their vehicles outside one.

".... In light of the aforesaid stand taken by respondents, it is directed that till the next date, the respondent no 2 (Delhi police) will not unnecessarily harass or park vehicles outside though they are permitted to make a random check when necessary," the court order said.

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