From our correspondent
Itanagar, August 3: Days after city police revealed the names of some hotels which according to them were involved in sex trade, the All Arunachal Hotel, Resort, Restaurant and Bar Association (AAHRRBA) has castigated the police for random arrests of hotel managers and making the names of hotels public without concrete evidences.
After a series of raids, the city police had arrested 15 alleged sex workers recently from hotels. The district administration and the police have been cracking down on bars by asking them to close by 10.30 pm to control drink related accidents and crimes rate.
AAHRRHA president Tagru Ponung condemned the police for randomly arresting managers for being allegedly linked with the sex racket.
Ponung also condemned the district administration for sealing bars in the pretext of controlling drunken driving.
The association claimed that the police had tarnished the names of some of the hotels which have clean images, by naming them in their statements.
Condemning the police for what it termed as reckless and damaging statement, the association claimed that Itafort and Kameng hotels had been neither raided nor inspected by police.
“Among the hotels, named by the police, Kameng and Itafort hotels were neither raided nor inspected but police have deliberately tarnished the images of the hotels,” said General Secretary AAHRRHA Takam Tayam. Tayam further questioned the authenticity of police claims and condemned the police for recklessly naming the hotels in local media.
“My hotel is almost three decades old, now its reputation is on the line. Who will pay for the damage done to us,” questioned Kameng Hotel Proprietor Tenzin Deru while denying that hotel was raided by police.
Seeking justice from the authority, Deru also demanded an apology from the police for deliberately mentioning the hotel’s name fearing that it would have huge impact on its business and reputation.