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SC pulls up Maha for non-compliance of order on dance bars

The Supreme Court on Monday took strong note of non-compliance of its order asking Mumbai Police to grant licenses to dance bars within ten days after they complied with the modified conditions, and sought the presence of the concerned police officer before it.

“What have you done so far? It (process of granting licenses) should have been completed by the date fixed by us,” a bench comprising Justices Dipak Misra and Shiva Kirti Singh said and sought the personal appearance of the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) dealing with the licensing issue of dance bars on April 25.

The bench also asked the authority to file a “compliance affidavit” before the next date of hearing.

The court, while modifying certain pre-conditions framed by police for granting licenses to dance bars on March 2, had said, “the modified conditions along with conditions on which there is no cavil shall be complied with within three days and the respondents (Maharashtra and its police) shall issue the licenses within ten days therefrom.
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