The Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis suspended four police personnels who filed false reports regarding compliance of conditions by dance bars before they are permit to reopen for business.
The four policemen, including three inspectors and an assistant inspector, have been accused of dereliction of duty and false reporting on compliance of conditions framed by the Fadnavis government with approval from Supreme Court to grant licences to the dance bars.
The state government has also ordered to launch a departmental enquiry against the four policemen in this matter.
Following Supreme Court’s order, the Mumbai Police issued licences to four dance bars on Tuesday, after a gap of 11 years since they were shut down in 2005.
The others dance bars also applied for police permissions to reopen , however the Maharashtra government announced it would bring in new legislation to put a completely ban on dance bars.
“Mumbai Police Commissioner Dattatray Padsalgikar sought a report from these officers regarding compliance of conditions set out by the state government with the Supreme Court’s approval for granting licenses to dance bars,” tweeted Fadnavis.
Recently the apex court has ordered to grant licence to the dance bars with a stringent set of conditions before they can be allowed to reopen and the four policemen suspended have been charged for misreporting on the compliance of the same, the officials said.