MUMBAI/THANE: Two senior inspectors had been positioned underneath suspension and two assistant commissioners of police shunted out on Monday night after a Marathi information channel telecast a sting operation exhibiting bars in Thane’s Naupada and Vartka Nagar areas operational amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Earlier throughout the day, state Residence Minister Dilip Walse Patil had mentioned he had requested the state DGP to probe the difficulty and submit a report back to him.
“If dance bars are discovered operational, then police officers will probably be punished,” Walse Patil had warned.
A launch by the Thane police commissionerate late within the night mentioned Naupada senior inspector Anil Mangle and Vartak Nagar senior inspector Sanjay Gaikwad had been suspended, whereas Naupada Division ACP Neeta Padavi and Vartak Nagar ACP Pankaj Shirsat had been transferred to the management room.
It mentioned that Thane Commissioner Jai Jeet Singh had ordered an inquiry into the matter underneath further commissioner of police (west).
A prison offence has been registered towards the involved orchestra bars and the method to cancel their licenses completely had began, the discharge mentioned.
The Thane Municipal Company and state Excise have additionally been requested to take motion towards these bars, it mentioned.