New Delhi/Nagpur: The Maharashtra government on Friday suspended four police officers for submitting false reports in the dance bars case and a department enquiry has been ordered against the cops.
In a series of tweets, the Chief Minister’s Office said that three police inspectors and one assistant police inspector have been suspended for ‘dereliction of duty and false reporting’.
“Mumbai Police Commissioner D D Padsalgikar had 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,” said another tweets.
CM @Dev_Fadnavis suspends 3 Police Inspectors(PI) and 1 Assistant Police Inspector(API) for dereliction of duty and false reporting.
— CMO Maharashtra (@CMOMaharashtra) March 18, 2016
However, the four cops submitted false reports, following which Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis suspended them and ordered action against them.
In the wake of the Supreme Court order on resumption of dance bars in Maharashtra, the state government has granted licences to owners of four such bars.
The licences were granted the in view of the recent apex court order directing the state government to issue licences to dance bars, complying with the modified conditions.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had on Wednesday announced formation of an all-party committee to discuss a draft bill prepared by the government to prohibit dance bars in the state.
The Supreme Court had scrapped the earlier law banning dance bars in Maharashtra, terming it ‘unconstitutional’.