POLICE RAID BAR IN NERUL, ARREST 32 INCLUDING MANAGER
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