Pubs and discotheques in Gurgaon cannot employ bouncers anymore and have been instructed to keep out escorts who help male guests gain entry.
The police feel bouncers hired by bars and discotheques are often ill-trained to control troublemakers or create ruckus themselves.
“Most of the brawls have been happening because of stag entries and women helping individuals gain entry into the pubs,” said Maheshwar Dayal, DCP (crime).
“From now on, only private security agencies, which have a licence or have applied for one, can provide guards,” the officer said, adding that escorts would not be allowed even outside malls housing pubs.
“Most bouncers are not trained. After drinking, the guests go out of their control or they themselves get involved in brawls. We want Gurgaon to be a safer place for all, especially women,” Dayal said.
The police raided malls on MG Road on Sunday and Monday night and arrested over two dozen people for creating nuisance and drinking in public. Many bars and discotheques flouting the midnight deadline faced a crackdown.