Thane: The already dwindling credibility of the police suffered yet another blow after two constables from the Manpada police station were caught on camera dancing and kissing bar girls while on duty.
The incident came to light after a few high-raking police officials, including Joint Commissioner of Police V V Laxminarayana, received video clips from an unknown number, wherein constables Sanjay Babbar and Rashid Mulani could be seen dancing and kissing bar girls at the Indraprastha bar.
The video was circulated a day after a special squad led by DCP Sanjay Jadhav raided the bar on Manpada Road, and arrested the bar girls and a few of its patrons. Both the constables are part of the crime detection team.
In the video clips, the duo can be seen putting their arms around the bar girls, kissing and dancing with them to the tunes of Bollywood item numbers.
“The on-duty constables were dancing with the bar girls. Indraprastha is a controversial bar and has been raided several times in the past. Despite this, it still hires bar girls to perform for their patrons.
The constables took money and made a pact with the owner that no action would be taken if they were allowed to drink and eat for free and have fun with the bar girls,” said a police officer requesting anonymity.
While the video clips were received on Monday, following which the Jt CP ordered an inquiry into the matter, both the constables were suspended yesterday after the Thane police commissionerate started receiving calls from media persons about the action initiated against Babbar and Mulani. Until then, the duo had been shifted from the Manpada police station and was deployed at the police headquarters.