The Amboli police on Monday arrested four persons after they allegedly threatened the bar manager and a female singer with an air gun and created panic among the patrons in the bar and restaurant at Jogeshwari over a popular hindi song Chikni Chameli.
The accused have been identified as Ravindra Mahale (42), a businessman, Rupesh Pawar, 28, Vivek Jadhav, 30, and Ravi Raul, 28. The three are unemployed.
The police said the incident took place on Sunday midnight after the four visited the Vilas bar and restaurant on Link Road in Jogeshwari to drink alcohol. When the woman was singing the song Mahale, one of the accused called the attendant and asked him to play Chikni Chameli from Hritik Roshan-starrer movie Agneepath.
“The attendant went on and told the bar manager and the singer about their request but the manager declined it because other patrons present there did not want to hear that particular song,” said an officer.
“The attendant passed the message to the men and told them that the manager has denied to play the song. The accused got angry and started abusing the manager and the singer,” added the officer.
“When the manager objected, one of them removed an air gun and fired up in the air. They threatened the manager and the singer. As a result the patrons in the bar got scared and ran out,” said police inspector Vivek Shendge of the Amboli police station.
“But it was later found out that the gun was harmless and that only sound could be made from it. The people thought it was a real gun and started running out,” said Shendge. One of the bar employee called the control room and the Amboli police was informed about the incident.