The police in Maharashtra`s Thane have registered a case against 22 persons, including two owners, women and singers, after they raided a bar in the city, an official said on Wednesday, reported news agency PTI.

The police raided the bar on the intervening night of November 11 and 12 and found several violations with regard to permits and other regulations, said the station house officer of Chitalsar police station, reported PTI.

Apart from two owners and some bar girls and singers, the police have also added the names of a few customers in the first information report (FIR), he said, adding that no arrests have been made yet, reported PTI.

In another case, two men on a bike snatched gold chains worth Rs 1.8 lakh of a 75-year-old woman in Maharashtra`s Thane district, an official said on Wednesday, reported PTI.

The incident happened on Tuesday morning when the woman and two of her relatives, who are in their 60s, were trying to flag an auto to visit the Murlidhar temple in the area, said the station house officer of Bhiwandi City police station, reported PTI.

Two men came on a bike and the pillion rider snatched two gold chains worth nearly Rs 1.8 lakh from the woman before speeding away. It happened in split seconds, he said, quoting the complaint, reported PTI.

A probe is underway but no arrests have been made yet, he added, reported PTI.

Meanwhile, three men allegedly posing as policemen robbed a shopowner of jewellery worth Rs 1.89 lakh in Maharashtra`s Thane district, police said on Monday, reported PTI.

According to the police, the victim was travelling on a two-wheeler with his wife on Sunday afternoon when he was accosted by two men who claimed to be policemen, reported PTI.

The duo allegedly warned the victim that there was some inspection underway, and people were advised not to wear jewellery, an official said, reported PTI.

The victim was asked to remove his jewellery, place it on a paper and put it in his pocket. As he was putting away the valuables, another accused arrived at the scene, causing a distraction and allowing the duo to replace the paper containing the valuables, he said, reported PTI.

In this manner, the trio decamped with jewellery worth Rs 1.89 lakh, the official said, adding that a case has been registered under relevant provisions of the Indian Penal Code, reported PTI.

(With inputs from PTI)

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