Bhubaneswar,July 27 (LocalWire)The commissionerate police rescued around a hundred women who were unlawfully engaged in dance musical shows in eleven bars operating in Laxmisagar police station area of the city.
In a midnight crackdown on such clandestine activities, the bars were raided on a tip off and the women were rescued, police said.
Majority of 96 women who were rescued from illegal dance bars hailed from outside the State, police added.
None of the dance bars were armed with license as required for such operation under Odisha Excise Rules, 2017 while they were conferred license to sell liquor and alcoholic beverages to clients.
The owners of the bars were detained and are being questioned, police said.