Dance-bars-to-o37587The Supreme Court on Friday asked Maharashtra government to not reduce the stipulated 60 days period meant for processing and granting license to dance bar owners.

The order from apex court comes a day after Mumbai Police issued license to two dance bars s the per the new guidelines laid down by the

Licences were issued to Raj Naik of Sai Prasad Bar at Andheri and Bharat Thakur of Indiyana Bar at Tardeo.

The Supreme Court had on Tuesday directed the Maharashtra government to grant licences to eight dance bars within two days and asked the owners to give an undertaking that they would not engage employees with criminal antecedents near the dance area.