INTERVIEW: 'Police must step in when immoral activities are conducted'

Returning to his office at Mumbai's police commissionerate after a morning full of court hearings, Special Services Branch's Assistant Commissioner of Police Vasant Dhoble is resigned to answering a barrage of questions from reporters.

A political analyst on condition of anonymity said that the Saamna editorial has to be seen in the light of two raids that took place in a Santacruz dance bar named 'Sangeet bar', which is partly owned by one of Thackeray's grandsons, Nihar Thackeray. Nihar is the son of Bindumadhav, Thackeray's eldest son who died in a car accident in 1996.

Shiv Sena takes on 'clean up' cop Vasant Dhoble, likens him to mafia

The Saamna editorial came as a surprise to old-time Sainiks who would swoop down on bars and nightclubs under the leadership of the late Pramod Navalkar.

Mumbai vs "Taliban" cop Dhoble

Mumbai vs "Taliban" cop Dhoble

Mumbai Police records show that many bars and restaurants raided by Assistant Commissioner of Police Vasant Dhoble and Social Service Branch (SSB) officers have links with politicians from the Shiv Sena, the BJP and the Congress.

Why some Mumbai politicians have to worry about Dhoble’s raids - Indian Express

"If you want to know the night life, just roam around Mumbai and you will know what night life means. I have not hijacked any night life," Dhoble said.

Mumbai seeks action against 'bar raider cop' Vasant Dhoble; govt keeps mum

Despite Mumbais outrage, citys assistant commissioner of police (ACP) Vasant Dhoble - notorious as a bar raider cop - continues to be defiant justifying his unpopular action.