PO­LICE RAID BAR IN NERUL, AR­REST 32 IN­CLUD­ING MAN­AGER

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

NAVI MUM­BAI: As many as 32 peo­ple in­clud­ing 15 women were ar­rested af­ter the Nerul po­lice con­ducted one raid in a ladies bar on Fri­day. Two man­agers of the bar were also among the ar­rested.

Ac­cord­ing to the po­lice, the wait­resses in Deepika bar in Shir­vane, were danc­ing to loud mu­sic and were try­ing to at­tract the cus­tomers with il­licit ges­tures. Fol­low­ing a tip off the po­lice raided the bar around 10 pm and made the ar­rests.

“Af­ter we learnt about their im­moral ac­tiv­i­ties, we sent two of our of­fi­cials to the bar as bo­gus cus­tomers. Af­ter get­ting con­firmed re­ports about it, we raided the bar,” said Sangeeta Alphonso, se­nior po­lice in­spec­tor of Nerul po­lice sta­tion.

The ar­rested peo­ple have been booked un­der sec­tions 294 and 34 of the In­dian Pe­nal Code.

They were pro­duced in the court on Satur­day.

“None of the ar­rested women are mi­nors. They are res­i­dents of Mum­bai and Navi Mum­bai and had been work­ing there for the past few months,” an­other po­lice of­fi­cer said.

The po­lice have not found any trace of flesh trade be­ing run in the bar. “We have kept all such places un­der sur­veil­lance by send­ing our of­fi­cials in civil dresses. When­ever we find some­thing wrong at any place, we im­me­di­ately con­duct raids over there,” a se­nior po­lice of­fi­cer said.

Barely four months ago, Navi Mum­bai po­lice com­mis­sioner Prab­hat Ran­jan an­nounced that all sorts of im­moral ac­tiv­i­ties in ladies’ bars would be stopped. He also ap­pealed to the bar own­ers to run their busi­ness fol­low­ing the guide­lines.

NONE OF THE AR­RESTED WOMEN ARE MI­NORS. THEY ARE RES­I­DENTS OF MUM­BAI AND NAVI MUM­BAI AND HAD BEEN WORK­ING THERE FOR THE PAST FEW MONTHS

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