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SoBo pub raid: Cops target those who argued with them

Two men who argued with the policemen who broke up their party at LIV club in Kala Ghoda early on Saturday face a slew of charges including assault and could see their passports and driving licences cancelled and adverse reports sent to their workplaces if the cops have their way. HT reports.

mumbai Updated: Oct 29, 2012 02:05 IST
HT Correspondent

Two men who argued with the policemen who broke up their party at LIV club in Kala Ghoda early on Saturday face a slew of charges including assault and could see their passports and driving licences cancelled and adverse reports sent to their workplaces if the cops have their way.

And 21 partygoers have been charged for “indecent behaviour” in public, again for arguing with the cops.

Early on Saturday, police had gone to the nightclub that had stayed open beyond the closing time of 1.30am and rounded up around 200 patrons and taken them to a nearby police station.

“When the patrons were asked to stand in a queue and come to the police station, they did not listen to the policemen. This is not decent behavior and hence they were booked under section 110 of the Bombay Police Act for indecent behaviour,” claimed R Shisve, zonal deputy commissioner of police.

Shisve also said that they were considering action against lawyer Archit Jaykar and his friend, Hrithik Bhasin, using a circular the commissioner of police Satyapal Singh had recently issued stipulating stringent action against those who attacked policemen.

The two have already been booked for voluntarily causing hurt to deter a public servant from his duty and for criminal intimidation.

Now, Shisve said, the police would consider action against them under the circular. This means their passports and driving licences, and arms licences, if any, would be cancelled.

While one of the accused spoke to HT and said he was planning to apply for anticipatory bail, Shisve claimed the two were absconding and would be arrested soon.