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Club manager, staff booked for assaulting guests in Punjab

The complainant alleged that the club management was requested to serve the dinner inside the hall as it was raining outside,but they started misbehaving.

punjab Updated: Aug 20, 2018 11:12 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Mohali
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The Zirakpur police on Sunday booked the manager and staff of PitBrew, a night club on Chandigarh Road, in Punjab for allegedly manhandling some guests on Saturday night.

Complainant Rishabh Bali, a resident of Zirakpur, had organised a birthday party for his friend at the club. He alleged when the club management was requested to serve the dinner inside the hall as it was raining outside, they started misbehaving.

When the group retaliated, the manager and around 20 staff members allegedly assaulted them, leading to injuries.

Meanwhile, police said the manager claimed the guests were demanding that music be played till 12:30am. When the request was denied, they allegedly started vandalising the club. Moreover, he denied the assault allegation.

Police have registered a case under Section 320 (grievous hurt) and 34 (acts done by several persons) of the Indian Penal Code and are probing the case.

Discotheques stick to 12am deadline

Meanwhile, in order to ensure implementation of the deputy commissioner’s order to close all commercial establishments, including discotheques, by 12 midnight, police has been keeping an eye on all local nightspots.

Taking a round of the city at 12 am on Sunday, HT found most of the discotheques closed, with policemen asking a few others to down shutters.

Last week, two discotheque owners were booked for violating the DC’s orders, with one of them manhandling a media person.Four such cases have been registered by the Mohali police in the last one month.

Discotheques with cases against them were found closed by 12 midnight. “We made sure the orders were implemented for nightclubs which had not downed their shutters by 12 am,” said a policeman on duty.

Mohali deputy commissioner Gurpreet Kaur Sapra said orders for 12 midnight deadlines were being issued regularly. “One has to face legal action if one does not adhere to these orders. So far there is no report of resistance from anyone to comply with these orders,” she said.

First Published: Aug 20, 2018 11:12 IST