Bhayandar: In keeping with a string of surprise raids, sleuths of the Thane (Rural) police raided ‘Live Orchestra’ ladies bar, located just a stone’s throw from the Golden Nest police beat chowky in Bhayandar (East) at about 3 am on Wednesday.

Eight people including four women have been arrested and booked under the stringent Prevention of Immoral Trafficking Act (PITA). Acting on a tip-off about suspected prostitution activities at Hotel Aqua in the Indralok area, the police sent decoy customers to Hotel Aqua. After they confirmed the police suspicion, a team led by API, Shirish Jadhav, swooped down on the bar and arrested eight people, including four women, owner of the hotel- Chandra Babu Shetty, cashier -Ambika Kesari and two touts- Sudhir Das and Nilesh Magan Lal.

All the accused have been booked under Sections 4, 5 and 6 of the Prevention of Immoral Trafficking Act (PITA).

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