12/12/2017 1:48:48 PM
|written By : Team India Se|
Bollywood gentlemen’s club Rupee St James has become the first nightspot to be suspended in Singapore under public entertainment laws tightened in August, reported The Straits Times.
Police said a vice syndicate had been using the club at St James Power Station along Sentosa Gateway to "operate and provide sexual services" , with clients booking the services of women via the club management for fees ranging between $500 and $1,000.
The Criminal Investigation Department and Clementi Police Division raided the club on December 4 and arrested nine women and two men, aged between 21 and 54.
The club said in its Facebook page on December 8 that it would remain closed till Dec ember 31 for upgrading works. It also said the club was open for private event bookings.
In a later Facebook post, the club said: “It comes as a great surprise to be accused that Rupee St James is a place of assignment where immoral activities are communicated (sic)… The management does not condone such actions and does not provide vice services originating from the club.”
The Facebook post went on to say: “The club does not run on the alleged business model of providing vice services to clients. If indeed this was the case, we would not be hiring qualified performing artists who are highly qualified and experienced in traditional Bollywood Dance.
“All performing artists and management of the club were holding valid working permits and passes. There were no illegal employees engaged by the club.”