Forty-six bar girls and more than 10 customers arrested

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Mumbai, Sep 28 (UNI) At least forty-six bar girls and more than ten customers were arrested by the police in three separate raids conducted in bars in the wee hours today.

The Social Service Branch of city police sources said they had received information about dance performances taking place in Indiana Bar and Restaurant at Tardeo in southcentral Mumbai. At around 0100 hrs, a police team conducted a raid and nabbed 26 bar girls.

Some prominent businessmen and high profile personalities were present in the bar during the raid, sources said.

However, they were allowed go home without the police imposing any fine or penalty on them.

The second raid was conducted in the posh Juhu area where nine 'high profile' girls were arrested for their alleged involvement in a sex racket.

The third raid was conducted at Rajan Bar and Restaurant at Mira-Bhayander area in neighbouring Thane district. Police arrested 11 bar girls and similar number of customers. The manager of the bar was also taken into custody.

All the arrested persons would be produced before the court later in the day, sources added.


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