The officers of Social Service Branch (SSB) on Tuesday night raided a bar in Samta Nagar area in Kandivali (E), Mumbai and rescued nine girls believed to be involved in prostitution and arrested the bar conductor and cashier.
According to assistant commissioner of police, Special Squad, Vasant Dhoble, they received specific information that prostitution was being carried out in Sawli Bar, situated opposite Samta Nagar police station. The police then raided the said bar at 9pm on Tuesday and rescued nine girls allegedly involved in the alleged prostitution racket.
“We have arrested bar conductor and cashier on charges of Prevention of Immoral Trafficking Act and have also seized cash worth lakhs from the bar. The bar required orchestra license, but the girls who were actually waitresses, indulged into prostitution and obscenity. Cavities were also found inside the bar,” said Dhoble, adding that the bar was owned by a lady.