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Behaviour was offending, say police

The over-zealous Malad police, who raided Oro lounge on Sunday and booked at least 31 youngsters for indecent behaviour, said they took action as the behaviour on the dance floor was "offending".

mumbai Updated: Jul 06, 2011 00:51 IST
Mumbai

The over-zealous Malad police, who raided Oro lounge on Sunday and booked at least 31 youngsters for indecent behaviour, said they took action as the behaviour on the dance floor was "offending".

"Someone was falling on the floor, someone was getting picked up and I perceived it as indecent so I decided to raid the place," Mahesh Patil, deputy commissioner of police (zone 11), told HT when quizzed about the police action.

He, however, admitted that there was no clear definition of indecency.

"There is no parameter, but their behaviour was offending," Patil said.

The police said they raided the lounge after they found out that it did not have the required licences.

"They were serving liquor without proper permission," Patil said, adding that the police only charged the people on the dance floor with indecency.

"We let them go after charging a fine."

Admitting that the police had taken 'preventive' action in light of the raid at a rave party at Khalapur on June 26, Patil said: "There too the party was without legal permission and it was same at the disco. There was no permission and everything was happening illegally."

A senior officer said it was impromptu action.

"This action was more about sending a message to youngsters that they should refrain from indulging in such activities," the officer said.

So far, no inquiry had been ordered into the action taken against the lounge.

"There was no malintention or malpractice so there is no such need," he said.