A police constable was allegedly thrashed and his uniform was torn by an inebriated pub owner in Sector 30, Gurgaon, on Saturday. The incident took place when a team from Sector 40 police station went to Bottles and Barrels bar in Star Mall to get it closed as it was operating beyond the closing hours.
Pubs and bars in the city are to close at 12am and they are allowed to be open till 1am if an additional fee has been paid.
Instead of adhering to the police directive, the bar owner, Rohit, who was drunk, confronted constable Sajjan Singh and attacked him. The constable was allegedly injured in the incident. The accused not only tore the uniform but also punched the policeman and hit him in the abdomen, police said.
Singh was admitted to the civil hospital in Gurgaon.
Anil Yadav, assistant commissioner of police, Sadar, said a case has been registered against Rohit and he was taken in custody after the incident.
Police said the incident took place when a police team on routine patrol was informed that the Bottle and Barrel pub was operating beyond the closing hour. “A police official went to the pub around 12:30 am and asked for the licence from the owner but the document was not produced. Later, ASI Mangal Singh was sent to serve a notice but owner Rohit started an argument, and when he was asked to come to the police station, he attacked Sajjan Singh,” a police spokesperson said.
Station house officer of Sector 40 police station, Sudhir Kumar, said a case has been registered under Indian Penal Code sections of excise action, threat to life, violence, and obstruction in government work against Rohit, who is from Dwarka in Delhi.
Police said they will continue to take strict against pub and bars, which operate beyond the permitted time.