Police raid dance bar in Bhubaneswar; 10 girls rescued

Bhubaneswar: Despite strict warning, dance bars continue to operate in a clandestine manner in different parts of Bhubaneswar. This was evident after Commissionerate police raided a dance bar at Kharavel Nagar area and rescued 10 girls last night.

The dance bar manager and event manager have been detained by police for further interrogation.

According to sources, Kharavel nagar police conducted raid on the bar which was running without license and required musical permission.

This is the second such raid on illegal dance bars conducted this month in the city. On August 3, the Commissionerate Police raided a bar in Bhubaneswar and rescued as many as 10 girls.

Acting on a tip off, a team of the Commissionerate Police raided the dance bar on Cuttack Road in Bhubaneswar on charges of operating and employing bar girls without necessary license.

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As per the guidelines issued in October 2016, that bars employing girls should obtain the approval of the State Excise department and police will check whether the rules laid down in the bar licenses are being strictly followed or not by conducting surprise raids at regular intervals.