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Register first, pub entry later

gurgaon Updated: Mar 21, 2012 23:35 IST
Leena Dhankhar

To prevent any untoward incident at discotheques and bars, the Gurgaon police have asked pub owners to maintain a register of guests and install CCTV cameras at the entry gates with proper lighting arrangement to capture clean footage.

To discuss fool-proof security arrangements, a meeting of pub and bar owners was called by DCP (crime) Maheshwar Dayal at Sector 51 on Wednesday.

“The names and mobile numbers of all visitors will be registered at the counter before they gain entry. The numbers will be verified on the spot by the attendants. Security will be strengthened. Bouncers should be hired by security agencies after procuring a licence under the Haryana Private Security Agencies Act (Rules),” Dayal said. In case, bouncers have to be employed, owners need to ensure that they are well-trained and registered with licenced security agencies. “Bouncers will be given special training to handle critical situations and deal with rowdy revellers and women,” the DCP added. Without police verification, no staff will be deployed in pubs.

The owners of pubs, bars and discotheques have also been asked to provide uniforms to their staff along with ID cards. The bouncers will be asked to wear identity cards around their neck. “The area inside and outside the pubs should also be under strict camera surveillance. Places where CCTV cameras will be installed should have adequate lighting facility,” Dayal said.

Meanwhile, pub owners have lauded the DCP’s decision of ‘no bouncers’. The owners said they would now prefer to get trained security guards from registered agencies.

“We have hired 10-12 male and two female bouncers from a private security agency QRT, the first one to get a licence from Haryana government,” said Golz, a DJ and co-owner of Guvment, a discotheque in Hotel Bristol on MG Road.

“They are well-behaved. They are also equipped with walkie-talkie sets. They have been told not to pick fights and instead expel rowdy elements from the discotheque,” Golz said.