Mumbai Police targets couples, beats retreat

Mumbai couples

Additional CP (special branch) Naval Bajaj refused to comment.

On Thursday, four couples were booked by the police in suburban Powai for indecent behaviour in public. The police, however, denied that the crackdown had been prompted by the advisory.

"It was routine action. We frequently get complaints from residents around the Powai Vihar lake about couples indulging in indecent behaviour, and act against them. The four couples picked up on Thursday were released after being fined Rs 1,200 each under section 110 of the Bombay Police Act," said senior police inspector Bajirao Bhosale of Powai police station.

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