"For pending dance bar licence applications, Mumbai Police Commissioner had sought report from these officers regarding compliance of conditions set out by the state government with Supreme Court approval for granting licences to dance bars," a CMO official said.

Three of the four policemen against whom the action was taken are police inspectors (PI), while the fourth one is an assistant police inspector (API), who are attached to Tardeo, Tilak Nagar, Bhandup and Mulund police stations in the city.

However, names of these policemen were not revealed. In the wake of the Supreme Court order on resumption of dance bars in Maharashtra, the state government recently granted licences to owners of four such bars.

The Apex court had on March 2 rejected certain suggestions like providing live CCTV footage to police of performances in the dance bars and asked the state government to grant licences to owners within 10 days after they comply with the modified guidelines.

Maharashtra Police had earlier proposed the owners will have to cover and segregate bar area with dance area and provide them the CCTV footage of the performance of women artistes.

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