A group of bouncers allegedly created a ruckus and beat up the staff of a nightclub in a mall on Golf Course Road on Thursday night before making off with Rs 55,000 from the cash counter.
The accused, according to the police, were angry with the club staff for charging them for food and drinks that they had there a few days ago.
The incident, the police said, took place on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday. A group of 16 bouncers barged into the club ‘Storm’ in DLF Mega Mall and began roughing up the staff. They also vandalised the place.
Police said the accused also assaulted one of the co-owners of the club, Vikram, and some of the customers. The bouncers were armed and even threatened the staff for life, they said.
Bittu, the main accused, had come with his five friends for food and drinks at the mall a few days ago. When the staff asked him to pay the bill, he allegedly “felt humiliated”. Though he paid the bill, he warned the staff of dangerous consequences.
A police complaint about Thursday night’s incident was lodged at DLF City Phase 1 police station by Vikram, .
“As soon as they entered the club, a few of them started breaking liquor bottles while others kicked everything that came in their way. The on duty bouncers who resisted were also thrashed. Even some of the customers were roughed up as the group of assailants went on a rampage. One of the bouncers walked up to the cash counter and stole Rs 55,000 kept in it ,” Vikarm told the police.
Based on his complaint , police have lodged an FIR under different sections of Indian Penal Code (IPC) against Bittu, Mustafa, Kapil, Kamal, Kallu, Pradeep, Ajay, Praveen, Vijay Pal and six unidentified bouncers. No one has been arrested so far, police said.
“The accused have been booked under sections 148/149 (rioting armed), 394 (voluntary causing hurt), 452 (house trespass) and 502 (criminal intimidation). We have started identifying them in CCTV footage,” said assistant sub inspector Shohran Lal, the investigation officer.
The club is co-owned by Vikram and Sanjay Saini.