A holiday court in Mumbai set an unusual bond condition for the release of 47 men, who were caught showering money on girls in a Dance Bar in Haji Ali.
According to reports, the accused were caught by Tardeo Police during an early morning raid at Indiana Restaurant and Bar on Tardeo Road. The establishment’s license was cancelled last year over non-compliance with fire safety norms.
During the raid, police found eight bar girls dancing in close proximity to the men, who were showering money on the girls – a gross violation of the Supreme Court order.
Officials arrested a total of 47 men from the premises, which included both patrons and hotel staff. While most were locals, some were from Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.
All were booked under various sections of the IPC and also under the Maharashtra Prohibition of Obscene Dance in Hotels, Restaurants and Bar Rooms and Protection of Dignity of Women (working therein) Act, 2016.
The following morning, six lawyers representing the 47 accused tried to convince magistrate Sabina Malik to release their clients on a cash bond.
However, the magistrate refused to relent and ordered the men to spend a night in jail so their families could know the nature of their crime. The magistrate then ordered each men to donate Rs 3,000 to an orphanage.
The amount of Rs 1.41 would be collected at the police station and donated to Satkarma Balak Ashram in Badlapur. Typically, the money deposited as bail bond goes to the state exchequer.
The accused would be released from Arthur Road jail after they pay the requisite amount.Back to latest news