11 arrested from shisha bar in city

Staff Correspondent

20 May, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Police arrested 11 people after raiding a shisha bar at Gulshan in the capital on Tuesday.

The bar is owned by Fardin Ahsan Swadhin, son of film actor Omar Sani and actress Mousumi. Name of the bar is Mantana Lounge.

The arrestees are Din Mohammad, Hridoy, Nasir Uddin, Sourav Kasta, Omar Faruk, Rizwan Rozario, Mohammad Masum, Ilias, Zulhas, Bijoy and Shimul Kasta.

Police did not clear whether the arrestees were the staff of the bar or its customers.

“On information, we raided the bar and arrested 11 people. Some equipments have also been seized from the bar.” Abul Hasan, officer-in-charge of Gulshan Police Station, said.

When contacted, Omar Sani said, “Shisha is less harmful than cigarette. Moreover, there are around 40 bars in Gulshan and Banani.”

“I didn’t have complaint, if all the shisha bars would have been stopped. But only I am targeted. I demand justice,” he also said.

A case was filed in this regard.