Raid at Mocha

The upmarket coffee pub Mocha in Khader Nawaz Khan Road, Nungambakkam, was on Sunday raided. Cops thought that the hookahs at the cafe had a “suspicous substance in them”. The cops, who arrived at the cafe at around 12.20 pm, checked the premises for nearly half an hour. Apart from the deputy commissioner, a team from the Thousand Lights police station too arrived at Mocha to conduct the raids, surprising the guests there.

The raid was conducted after the cops received a tip-off. However the police team found nothing suspicious inside the pub, sources added. After returning empty handed, a few cops preferred to play it safe by saying that they were checking due to a bomb hoax.

4 Comments so far

  1. Anand (unregistered) on July 23rd, 2006 @ 7:29 pm

    I don’t get it. You canot ‘raid’ private property unless you have a warrant. If there was a warrant, then the reasons are explicity mentioned in it. A copy of the warrant is given to the owner/resident/manager of the property. How can the cops change their version of things? Plus, I don’t think a magistrate can issue a warrant unless there is prima facie evidence. What was this ‘tip off’?
    All very dodgy!
    Nandu, do you have a link to the source of this piece of news?

  2. Nandhu (unregistered) on July 23rd, 2006 @ 7:37 pm

    if the story is not in tomorrow hindu, just give me a buzz.i promise to give a link. the cops also said, btw, that they wanted to check if the pub had proper papers.

    anybody smoked this damn hookah?

  3. Chandler64 (unregistered) on July 24th, 2006 @ 11:52 am

    My youngest kid, who is now trekking across Southern India been there couple of times and did say its a
    trendy place. He huffed and puffed the hookah with
    some local kids which had nothing but some tobacco. I am glad it didn’t have any ‘hookah express’ in it for a fast trip to Marakash.

    But did say,
    hey dad, its a trip on the wild side, the ride on the ‘putt putt’ that is..

  4. Nandhu (unregistered) on July 24th, 2006 @ 7:26 pm

    grt. now we are the conservative city, no more!

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