Mumbai, Jun 10: The Mumbai police is keeping VIP enclosures in city pubs and discotheques under close watch after Abdullah, the Nigerian drug peddler arrested in the Rahul Mahajan case, told the Delhi Police that he had given cocaine to Sahil Zaroo at some nightspots in Mumbai.
“We are watching VIP enclosures in pubs and discos closely to see if narcotics are being used,” admitted DCP Amitabh Gupta.
“In 60 per cent of pubs and discotheques, the VIP enclosure - rooms or reserved tables that are guarded by bouncers - are closed to common visitors.
Customers inside these areas can dope without fear,” said a police officer who heads the police team that will enter VIP areas in plainclothes.
“The police are welcome to probe drug use in side pubs. I just hope it does not harm our businesses and become a source of harassment.
Pub owners should close these VIP enclosure. A guest who is caught consuming narcotics should be shown the door,” said Deepender Singh Sachdev, president of AHAR and owner of the pub H2O.