The Food and Drugs Authority had conducted a raid on the hookah bar, Paint Ball, in Gunthala village on the outskirts of Panchkula.
This was part of the FDA's campaign against nicotine, and the team had collected two nicotine samples from the bar during the raid. The owner had then given them a written commitment that the bar would shut operations and put an end to the hookah business.
AdvertisementDespite giving a commitment, the bar had continued operations following which a notice was served on the bar to stop the sale of nicotine. Subsequently, the owner of this bar has downed the shutters and fled the place.