Bengaluru: Think twice before you dream of dancing in a live band with bar girls and showering currency notes on them. As many as 46 persons got arrested by the police during a surprise raid.
Central Crime Branch (CCB) police have intensified the assault on human trafficking and drug mafia. The special team in an operation raided Blue Heaven Live Band in Majestic area and rescued as many as 68 women, who are trafficked by the mafia.
The sleuths also arrested 64 people, including 18 employees working in the live band. As many as 46 customers were also taken into custody.
The owners of the bar, Dinesh Shetty, Mahesh and Kiran are absconding and police have launched a search for them. A case has been registered in the Upparpet police station in this regard.
According to police, all the rescued women were from other states. They had come to Bengaluru in search of jobs, but they ended up working as bar girls.
The bar owners had made the women wear skimpy costumes and enact sexually provocative dance before the customers.
The customers were encouraged to shower currency notes on these women while they danced. CCB officers getting exact information on this and raided the premises.
The cops have seized Rs 65,770 in cash, music set, swiping machine from the spot. The Woman and Narcotics wing of CCB conducted the raid under the directions of Sandeep Patil, Joint Commissioner of Police Crime and Deputy Commissioner of Police Kuldeep Kumar R Jain.
In another raid Women and Narcotics wing of CCB have arrested one person and seized one kilogram of ganja, worth Rs 50,000. The arrested has been identified as Javed Ahmad (43), a resident of Mysore Road.
The police explained that Javed has been selling ganja to a close circle of customers for a long time....