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Police deny plan to ban ladies night at Hauz Khas village restaurants

Iswar Singh, deputy commissioner of police (south) dismissed social media reports that police has banned ladies’ night at the Hauz Khas Village.

delhi Updated: Jul 09, 2017 07:55 IST
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The South District Police have also stepped up security at Hauz Khas Village in view of recent incidents of terror attacks on foreign tourists in various European countries.
The South District Police have also stepped up security at Hauz Khas Village in view of recent incidents of terror attacks on foreign tourists in various European countries.(File Photo)

Delhi Police have increased security at the Hauz Khas Village following recent incidents of terror attacks abroad. Police said they are focusing on shops and restaurants in the area because it attracts a large number of foreigners.

Iswar Singh, deputy commissioner of police (south) dismissed social media reports that police has banned ladies’ night at the Hauz Khas Village.

Singh said police have spoken to excise department officials to ensure that only licensed restaurants are operational and also that the liquor would not be served to those aged below 25 years. Apart from this, the traffic police has also been roped in to conduct stringent checks at the exit of the village to curb drink-driving.

In January, a 30-year-old Punjab resident died after smashing a beer bottle on his head. The man, who was in an inebriated condition, had reportedly had a scuffle with a few bouncers. Also on July 6, a woman, who refused to be identified, took to Twitter alleging that she was nearly abducted by a drunk men at Hauz Khas Village. She, however, refused to file a police complaint.

Also in February, a 23-year-old woman was offered a lift at Hauz Khas Village and gang-raped by two men at a park near the area.