Video of a group of men smoking hookah pipes while cooking chicken on a boat in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, is now widely circulating.
The incident took place near the Nagvasuki mandir in Daraganj, Prayagraj – believed to be the most important pilgrimage center for Hindus.
The Municipal Public Security Bureau has formed a task force to hunt down those involved. A police case will also be filed against them, a senior official said.
SSP Shailesh Kumar Pandey said: “Those who have fun on board will be identified and stern action will be taken against them.”
Several low-lying areas in Prayagraj were flooded last week when the Ganges and Yamuna rivers rose. Low-lying settlements in Rajapur, Baghara, Daraganj and several other places accumulate water.
The government has placed restrictions on any cruise ships amid flood-like conditions in the city.