Vikash Sharma

The Commissionerate Police on Saturday night conducted surprise inspections at various nightclubs, dance bars, and hotels in different parts of Bhubaneswar. As per reports, the raid was conducted as part of the ongoing 'safe city' drive.

Sources said the massive checking was conducted in different dance bars, hotels and nightclubs located on Cuttack Road and Rasulgarh areas in the city last night. Around two platoons of police force and senior officers conducted the inspection of around 10 such units in different parts of the city.

As per reports, the inspection was conducted to ensure that the nightclubs, dance bars do not operate beyond the specified timings. The move also aims at ensuring that there is no violation of the terms and conditions imposed by the Excise Authority, a senior police official said.

Police sources said that the Commissionerate Police has detected some violations in three bars and it is planning to take action on them as per the provisions of the law.

(Reported by Alok Mohanty)