4 bars raided in Bhubaneswar; notices served

Bhubaneswar: In a crackdown on illegal dance bars, joint raids by the Commissionerate Police and the Excise department were carried out Wednesday night in Bhubaneswar and notices were issued to three bars for flouting norms. According to sources, Hotel Dipali, Hotel Green, Ashoka, Rain-The Bar raided by Police & Excise officials. Moreover, police have issued notices to three bars and hotels, added sources.

Four teams of both the departments conducted the raids.

Earlier today, the Commissionerate police decided to form special squads to keep a close watch on the activities of dance bars.

Informing this to media police commissioner RP Sharma said, “A joint team comprising excise officials and policemen will conduct surprise raid on dance bars. We will take strong action against bars flouting any fixed norms.”