Suspended Cop, 2 Others Arrested Over Illegal ‘Dance Bar’ In Bhubaneswar - Odisha Bytes

Suspended Cop, 2 Others Arrested Over Illegal ‘Dance Bar’ In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Constable Prasanna Behera has been arrested by Commissionerate Police on the charges of running a bar illegal without a valid licence, violating COVID-19 rules and hatching criminal conspiracy.

Behera, who was running the South City bar on lease, was suspended  on Friday for keeping the bar operational till late night. Behera is also the president of Havildar and Constable Association here.

Police also arrested Hotel South City owner Pradyumna Jena and bar manager Souvik Jena for violating COVID protocols.

Tomando Inspector-in-Charge was transferred to DCP Office for dereliction of duty.

It may be mentioned here that Manish Anurag, son of senior Odisha journalist Navin Das, was in the South City Hotel and Bar at Patrapada along with his friends till late night of October 9. As per rules, all bars in the city are closed at 10.30 pm. The body of Manish was found floating in a pond, located barely about 500 metres away from the bar.

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