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Victims’ kin rue lax probe in pub brawl case

india Updated: Aug 03, 2011 00:25 IST
Sahara Mall

Relatives of the youths, who were assaulted by bouncers outside a pub in Sahara Mall, have blamed the police for not conducting a thorough investigation in the case.

They have alleged that the police are not doing enough to arrest the accused who are still at large.

According to the victims’ family members, the police are yet to take statements of the youths who were thrashed by the bouncers.

About 30-40 men, employed as bouncers, assaulted nearly10 youths from a neighbouring village on Saturday outside a pub in the mall on MG Road.

They attacked them with baseball bats and hockey sticks when the youngsters allegedly tried to enter the pub wearing shorts and vests.

Only three bouncers have been arrested by the police, the relatives said.

“The police and licensing authorities have failed to perform their duties. All the norms have been flouted in awarding licences to such bars/clubs,” said a relative of one of the victims.

He alleged that the number of bouncers involved in the brawl was more than 30 as at least five bouncers are employed at a bar and there are six such bars on the third floor of the mall. But the police have managed to arrest only three of them, he added.

Refuting the allegations, the police claimed that they were investing the matter seriously and would take necessary steps as per the law.