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V-Day: Police to keep tabs on schools, stag entry banned at pubs

gurgaon Updated: Feb 14, 2012 00:33 IST
Leena Dhankhar

Along with youngsters, the city police are also geared up for Valentine’s Day on Tuesday.

As a security measure, the police will ban stag entry in bars and discotheques, besides pubs in malls and other places will be closed at midnight.

Heavy police will be deployed around schools to check incidents of public nuisance and ensure a secure atmosphere for girls around the city, claimed senior police officials.

“We have deployed a team of 150 men and 30 women constables on MG Road, to be led by ACP Ravinder Tomar,” said Maheshwar Dayal DCP (crime).

He said directions had been issued to all pubs owners not to allow stag entry and shut down their premises by midnight, barring those with special 2-hour extension permit.

“Anyone violating the law would be punished and strict action would be taken against them. The safety of girls will be taken care of. We want them to feel secure,” said DCP Maheshwar Dayal.

“We will keep vigil outside schools to thwart incidents of eve-teasing,” he added.

Though pub and discotheque owners have arranged special programmes for the day, recent incidents of eve-teasing on New Year eve and brawls at city pubs have dampened residents' spirits this year.

Pubs owners say there has been a decline in bookings this year.

“We have single entry only for girls and couples. Stag entry is not allowed. Those who get drunk will be sent home with bouncers or escorted to their cars,” Rahul Pulkesh, creative head of Pub Nirvaan told Hindustan Times.