Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Nov 5:
Four joint teams of the Commissionerate Police and Excise department late on Wednesday evening conducted surprise raids on four bars in the Odisha capital.
Surprise raids were conducted on bars running in Hotel Dipali, Hotel Greenfield, Asoka Bar and Rain the Bar, police sources said.
Violation of license conditions were detected in Hotel Deepali, Hotel Greenfield and Rain the Bar and show cause notices have been served, the sources added.
Following media reports of bars in Bhubaneswar engaging young women/girls for dancing to entertain customers, police which was hitherto unconcerned about the violations swung into action on Wednesday.
As per the regulation laid down under Section 25 of Odisha, Bihar Excise Act, 1915, girls/women cannot be engaged in a bar.