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Irani national runs hotel in Pune illegally for four years but the police had no idea

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 - 6:39am IST | Place: Pune | Agency: DNA
Owner did not have the requisite documents; is presently absconding

Pune: An Irani national, who had come to city on tourist visa to India in 2010, managed to procure a Shop Act license illegally, and had been running the famous hotel Shadhan Cafe in Kondhwa area for the last four years.

Interestingly, neither the Kondhwa police nor crime branch officials had taken action against the person.

The illegal overstaying came to light, when the Foreign Registration Office (FRO) of Pune police received a tip-off about the person, and accordingly they asked him to produce all the required documents. However, Mohammad Hussain Reza Ahmad Hussain failed to produce any. 

As a result, FRO officials had lodged a complaint against Hussain and three of his hotel managers for allegedly helping him to run the business in the city. 

Shadhan cafe is famous for its non-vegetarian cuisine and is popular among youngsters in the city.

Speaking to dna, senior police inspector Mahesh Joshi of the FRO said, “Hussain had come to the city on tourist visa and it was valid for six months only. Shockingly, Hussain managed to procure a shop act license number PN 0066455, without submitting any his original documents and had been running the hotel.”

“While checking the tourist visa, as per procedures, we came to know that the person is still staying in the city,” said Joshi.

“Accordingly, we searched him and found that he had been running the hotel without a business visa. As per the procedure, we had given six months time to show documents, however, he failed to do so. Now, Hussain is missing and has been running hotel from Hyderabad,” Joshi added.

Sources told dna, that there are more foreign nationals staying illegally in the Kondhwa area, however, police are not paying enough attention to it.


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