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Pub brawl accused yet to be arrested

The city police are yet to arrest the persons who created ruckus and attacked a woman at a pub in Sahara Mall on Friday night.

india Updated: Jan 30, 2012 00:53 IST
Leena Dhankhar
Leena Dhankhar
Hindustan Times

The city police are yet to arrest the persons who created ruckus and attacked a woman at a pub in Sahara Mall on Friday night.

Although the police have claimed a manhunt had been launched, they are yet to get definite leads on the accused.

Meanwhile, the police have asked the management to shutdown the pub, Ignite, for now. Inspector Jagdish Prasad, SHO, Sector 29 police station, said, “We have watched one of the CCTV footages. But we couldn’t get any leads. We have to see others also. We will definitely bring them to book.”

Neha Roy, a resident of Delhi and BPO employee, was allegedly assaulted in the pub on MG Road by the pub manager and a bouncer. The police had registered a case.

The police have asked pubs in neighbourhood also to provide CCTV footage.

According to Sahara Mall officials, the two accused and victim used to frequent the pub.

Neha Roy has been discharged from the hospital. She suffered minor head injuries too.

Roy, who works with a call centre in Delhi, said, “I had booked a table in Ignite for two people. We were enjoying our drinks and snacks. My friend Aliya went to the washroom and I was sitting alone when two girls came up and occupied our table. I told them I had booked the table but they started abusing me.”

She added, “One of the girls called a bouncer and he too abused and pushed me. He asked me to leave but I resisted.”

The Delhi resident alleged, “Both girls started hitting me and one of them bit my cheeks thrice. I shouted for help but no one came to my rescue. I was thrown out of the pub by the manager. He abused me too. I am sure the CCTV cameras have recorded all this.”

On the basis of Roy’s complaint, the police have registered a case against the pub manager, bouncer and two unidentified girls.

Pub manager Jaydeep Ghosh, however, has a different story to tell. He refuted the allegation that he and a bouncer assaulted the girl.

“The fight took place outside the pub, not inside, as the complainant has alleged. Roy had come along with her friend and she picked up a fight with a group of people who were dancing. She hit one of the girls who fainted. We asked them to leave the pub premises,” he said.

Ghosh added that the injured girl's friends entered into an altercation with Roy and she must have got injured in the melee.

First Published: Jan 30, 2012 00:51 IST