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No Hookah to be served for smoke/consumption in Hotels/Restaurants/Taverns/Bars/Hookah Bars


ORDER UNDER SECTION 144 Cr.P.C.

Chandigarh (Aditi) The chandigarh Administration has issued some strict orders under Section 144 Cr.P.C

First Order Says:

Whereas, it has been made to appear to Sh. Vinay Pratap, District Magistrate,

Chandigarh that Hookah Bars are operational in Chandigarh in a clandestine way, which are

serving flavored Hookahs including tobacco molasses containing nicotine, which is highly

injurious to health of people and at times there is a suspicion that apart from tobacco, other

harmful narcotic chemicals are also mixed with tobacco molasses served in these Hookah

Bars.

Whereas, the Hookah in many of these Bars is being smoked/consumed by the

people/customers through a common bowl, pipe and a hose having mouth piece, which is

susceptible to physical mouth to mouth touch of many persons, thus posing danger to human life, health and safety by becoming a cause of as well as leading to the transmission & spread of pandemic COVID-19 in Chandigarh. Hence, the undersignedis of the opinion that immediate prevention of the above said practice is desirablein view of the general health and goodwill of the public.

Therefore, Vinay Pratap Singh, I.A.S., District Magistrate, Chandigarh,

exercising the power vested upon him under section 144 of the Cr.P.C., hereby order that no

Hookah shall be served for smoke/consumption in Hotels/Restaurants/Taverns/Bars/Hookah Bars, etc. The Hookah Bars are thus banned to operate in Chandigarh with respect to their offering Hookahs to the visitors. This order shall come into force from zero hours on 15.12.2021and shall be effective for a period of sixty days up to and including 12.02.2022.

In view of the emergent nature of the order, it is being issued ex-parte and is

addressed to the public in general. Any person violating this order shall be punished under

section 188 of the I.P.C.


Second Order Says;

WHEREAS it has been made to appear to Sh. Vinay Pratap Singh, District,

Magistrate,Chandigarh that commercial establishment/shopkeepers engaged in the business

of Restaurants/Dhabas, Discos, Clubs and Vendors, etc. sitting by the road sides and on the

public places, operating till late in the night are causing annoyance and are disturbing the

public peace and tranquility leading to a harmful influence on public order.

And whereas , Vinay Pratap Singh, I.A.S., District Magistrate, U.T., Chandigarh

is of the opinion that in public interest such commercial operations should not be carried on till very late in the night and so order that running of commercial establishments/shops etc. in

trades/services such as Restaurants/Dhabas, Discos, bars, Clubs and hawking goods by the

road sides and on the public places between 12:00 midnight to 04.30 A.M. in the Union

Territory, Chandigarh is prohibited for a period of 60 days. Sale & serving of liquor will

however be governed by the Excise Law.

Provided that this order shall not apply to hospitals, chemist shops and Petrol pumps.

This order shall come into force with effect from zero hours on 21.12.2021 and

shall be effective for a period of sixty days up-to and including 18.02.2022.

In view of the emergent nature of the order, it is being issued ex-parte and is

addressed to the public in general. Any breach of this order would invite action under section

188 of the Indian Penal Code.

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