Mumbai BMC Official Among 15 Arrested In Dance Bar Raid


Mumbai: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) senior official among 15 were arrested in a raid on a dance bar in Colaba at South Mumbai early on Wednesday, police said.

The raid was conducted at the Platinum Bar and Restaurant by a special team of additional commissioner of police South region, comprising local police around 12.30 am, an official said.

“During the raid, police arrested nine members of the hotel management staff and six customers, which includes an officer rank of deputy municipal commissioner,” he said.

A businessman, a government official and some high-profile persons were among those arrested, he said, adding that the female staff of the bar was let off.

The action was taken under different IPC sections and the Maharashtra Hotels Establishment Act, he said.

All the accused were produced before the court, which released them on bail, he said.

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