48 persons arrested during raid at orchestra bar in Tilak Nagar

48 persons arrested during raid at orchestra bar in Tilak Nagar
Police raided Devikrupa Orchestra Bar during the wee hours of Sunday and arrested 48 persons, including 36 customers, 10 stewards, a manager and cashier (Representational Image)

At least 48 persons were arrested and four bar girls were rescued following a raid by Mumbai Police at an orchestra bar in Tilak Nagar during the wee hours of Sunday.

The raid on Devikrupa Orchestra Bar, situated on PL Lokhande Marg, was carried out by the police’s Social Service branch.

“We found four bar girls dancing. We have arrested 48 persons, comprising 36 customers, 10 stewards, and a manager and cashier. Four girls were rescued,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (Social Service Branch) Shivdeep Lande said.

A case has been registered under the Indian Penal Code and Maharashtra Prohibition of Obscene Dance in Hotels, Restaurants and Bar Rooms and Protection of Dignity of Women Act 2016 and further investigation is underway.

The raid comes a day after the Anti-Narcotics Cell (ANC) of Mumbai Police arrested 22 persons, recovered around Rs 94,000 in cash and rescued 10 women during a raid at Kaka Bar and Restaurant at Laxmi Narayan shopping centre in Malad (East).

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