BANGALORE: The city police on Saturday night raided bars and restaurants where women bartenders were allegedly forced to wear obscene dresses and dance in front of customers.
They also raided two betting dens.
Ashoknagar police raided Topaz Bar and Restaurant on Residency Road and arrested 12 people after rescuing 39 women who were forced to work as bartenders.
The police also booked cases against 14 people, including bar owner K M Muralidhar and manager Veeregowda. The women were brought from Mumbai, Punjab, Delhi and other states. Audio systems and `10,950 was also seized.
Cubbon Park police raided Tantra Bar and Restaurant on M G Road and arrested owner Shailesh S Nayak for violating norms. Seven women who hail from North India were rescued.
Sheshadripuram police raided Target Fantastic-3, on S C Road and arrested 31 people involved in gambling and seized `34,000.
Sampangirama Nagar police raided room No. 709 in Woodlands Hotel and arrested Umashankar (30), of Vidyanagar in Bellary, for alleged involvement in cricket betting. Cash, a TV and phones were seized.