Gurgaon: Bartender, bouncer of Power Play bar at JMD Mall thrashed by three men

The injured bouncer at the mall said the same men later accosted him outside the bar after he stepped out to take a break and beat him up

gurgaon Updated: Jul 25, 2017 11:17 IST
Yashaswani Sehrawat
Yashaswani Sehrawat
Hindustan Times
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The Power Play bar at JMD Mall where the bartender was assaulted.(Parveen Kumar/HT PHOTO)

A scuffle broke out at Power Play sports bar in JMD Mall on MG Road on Saturday night when three men, all in their twenties, approached the bartender, Dayakishan, and thrashed him after he asked them to pay for the liquor they had consumed.

The accused, instead, snatched Rs 31,000 from the bartender, the FIR filed in the case read.

The complainant said seeing the ruckus, the bouncer intervened and asked them to vacate the bar.

“I didn’t know Dayakishan’s money was snatched away. I saw three men, in a drunken state, arguing with the bartender and then getting into a fight with him. I rushed to the scene, pushed them aside and asked them to leave the bar,” Praveen Kumar, a 30-year-old bouncer employed at the bar, told HT.

Kumar said the three men soon left the pub and at around 12.30 am, he stepped outside to take a break.

“However, the same men approached towards me and started arguing. Then they called more men and as many as 10-12 people surrounded me and started raining blows on me,” Kumar, who has been working in Power Play for the last six months, said.

Sensing trouble, a security guard at the bar had dialled 100 and a PCR van arrived at 12.45 am, the bouncer said. The men ran away seeing the police, he said.

Kumar said the CCTV footage of the entire incident is available and clearly shows the three men first beating up the bartender and then the bouncer.

Dayakishan and Kumar went to Sector 29 police station on late Saturday night itself and filed a complaint.

“The police didn’t register the FIR then. They said an FIR will only be registered after verifying facts. On Sunday, the bartender again went to meet the SHO and it was then that the FIR was registered,” Anil Sharma, the club-in charge told HT.

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“The FIR was registered against Shekhar, Nitesh and Sundar, all residents of Kadarpur in Sohna, under IPC sections 379A (snatching), 506 (criminal intimidation), 34 (acts done by several persons with common intention) and Arms Act,” ASI Surender, the investigating officer in the case, said.

Dayakishan, who hails from Chiriya village at Dadri in Bhiwani district, alleged that one of them “even had a pistol and said he would kill me.”

He claimed that the same three men had also visited to the bar on Friday. “Even on Friday, they drank and ate, but did not pay. They started threatening and abusing us,” the bartender said in his complaint.

Police said the investigation is on and the complainant has been asked to submit the CCTV footage.

“We will examine it and then take the necessary action,” the investigating officer said.

There have been similar incidents in Gurgaon in the recent past. In April, four men, including an NRI, were thrashed by bouncers at a bar in Cyber Hub after a dispute over payment with the bar owner turned ugly.

In January, four bouncers were arrested from a pub in Sector 29 on charges of sexually harassing and assaulting three women medical students from Nepal.

First Published: Jul 24, 2017 22:40 IST