2 mi­nors among 5 girls res­cued from Ra­bale bar

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVIMUMBAI - Pranab Jy­oti Bhuyan pranab.bhuyan@hin­dus­tan­times.com

Navi Mum­bai crime branch res­cued five girls in­clud­ing two mi­nors from a ladies bar in Ra­bale on Wed­nes­day evening. They were al­legedly forced to do il­licit ac­tiv­i­ties by their em­ploy­ers.

Act­ing on a tip off a po­lice team raided San­raj Bar around 7.30 pm and res­cued to girls. They had been work­ing there for the past six months. One man­ager and one waiter of the bar have also been ar­rested.

“Af­ter we learnt about their im­moral ac­tiv­i­ties we sent two of our of­fi­cials to the bar as dummy cus­tomers. Af­ter get­ting con­firmed re­ports we raided the bar. The girls were forced to use ob­scene ges­ture to at­tract the cus­tomers,” said one crime branch of­fi­cial.

“The res­cued girls are from Mum­bai and Navi Mum­bai. We are try­ing to find out if some agents are work­ing to pro­vide girls to such bars,” he said.

Navi Mum­bai po­lice com­mis­sioner Prab­hat Ran­jan had an­nounced around two months ago that all il­le­gal ac­tiv­i­ties in ladies bars would be stopped. He also ap­pealed to bar own­ers to run their busi­ness by fol­low­ing the guide­lines.

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