Nagpur: The Judicial Magistrate First Class Mrs Thakre on Tuesday turned down the police demand for custodial remand of Neeraj Gupta, the owner of Madira Bar, and granted him bail by way of cash security of Rs 3000. Gupta was arrested when the Madira Bar was raided by cops when they were tipped off that the bar was organizing obscene dance.
The bar owner was produced in the JMFC Court on Tuesday and the Police Custody Remand was sought by API Taksande. The API argued that he sent one punter to Madira Bar and he recorded the dance performance at 5 am. The police subsequently visited to bar and laid a trap but it was not successful. However, on December 7, the cops called the dancers and they admitted that on December 5 they performed dance show. Later police registered an offence under Section 397 of Bombay Police Act and completed the panchnama formalities.
The cops wanted PCR of Gupta till 11.12.15 on the ground that they wanted to verify CCTV and who is suppliers and since how long they were running the dance bar.
Adv Prakash Jaiswal, appearing for the accused, argued that if there was punter who recorded dance performance then why he didn’t call the police. The police did challlan u/s 133 of Bombay Police Act on 6.12.15 then why they didn’t register an offence.
After the argument, the JMFC Thakre rejected the PCR demand and granted bail to bar owner Neeraj Gupta by way of cash security of Rs 3000.
It may be recalled that in a midnight crackdown, Ganeshpeth police had arrested the Madira Bar owner, his manager and two waiters for allegedly organising obscene dance performances at their bar on CA road here on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday. Police had also detained 3 girls caught presenting objectionable dance at the bar.