Pune: Beware if you are planning to operate and serve customers by shutting down shops, then you may be at risk as Pune police may be vouching for you by sending quack customers and coughing you red-handed.
Although the unlock 1.0 has given the ease of order for reopening the shutdown shops and offices as per the direction of authorities and police. Such shops and offices can be reopened only after the directions given by the State Government, local administration and police. Still the decision of re-opening Spa, Salon and beauty parlour is asked to remain closed in the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) considering the alarming incidences of coronavirus patients increasing.
On Monday acting on the tip-off of information had by the Pune city Police Crime Branch (Unit II) police constable Mohsin Shaikh about illegal Salon and spa being operating in the Koregaon Park jurisdiction area. Police Shaikh had got a tip-off from his informant that the salon was giving services to selective customers and based on which we raided with help as fake customers.
A First Information Report has been registered with Koregaon Park police station against the employee Jahangir Delomohammad Alam (22) along with the owner of the salon Priyanka Malha (25) Shine Lake society, North main road in Koregaon Park. Both have been booked under the relevant sections of the National Disaster Management Act laid down especially for Covid-19 in 2020.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch) Bachaan Singh said, "Priyanka owns Trumpp Spa and Salon at Koregoan Park road. Though the shop was closed from outside they were providing hair cuts, hair wash and other spa services to their selective customers. After the prior appointment was needed.
In the city, most of the spa and salon services were prohibited to operate and still such Spa and Salon was operating via back entry of the shop. They had kept their main entrance shutter closed but operating from the back gate. We caught the employee red hand when he was washing customers hair and also filed a case against the owner."