Bengaluru: The city crime branch (CCB) police raided ‘Daavat Family Restaurant’, a pub and bar operating in Maruti Plaza in Koramangala VII block and found indecent dance performances taking place on the premises.
Young girls from other states, desperately looking for employment, were reportedly lured into performing vulgar dances by the management.
Twentysix such exploited females were rescued, while 16 others were arrested for being involved in the racket. The arrested are Aritesh, Satish Kundal, Chetan, Rasheed, Maheshchandra, Anand, Madhu, Prakash, Naveen, Manjegowda, Vimal Mukhiya, Manjunath, Lingaraju, Sandeep, Shivakumar and another.
In a highly competitive line like running pubs, attracting more clients is said to have been the motive of the owners, Shankar Srinivas and Dinesh G Shetty. They are said to be absconding. A special team has been formed to nab them, said the police.