A recent incident in Delhi has put Delhi’s popular bar ‘Code’ under scrutiny after an FIR was filed by a woman accusing bouncers at a popular nightclub in the capital of ripping her clothes off and beat her.
Reports say a group of bouncers behaved badly with a woman and her friends and beat them up after they argued over entry to the club.
Police have filed an FIR against the bouncers accused of assaulting the woman. The victim is currently undergoing treatment at AIIMS.
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Police are checking CCTV footage to get the specifics of the incident. The bouncers charged with the assault are on the loose.
The club’s owners, however, have denied the charges, accusing Delhi police personnel of mental and physical harassment as well as being falsely implicated in the case for failing to pay “extortion” money.
In a letter to the Special Commissioner of Police (Law and Order), he accused the local police personnel of demanding Rs 5 lakh extortion every month and when he refused to pay this, he then went on to been threatened by them. In the September 18 incident, the club owner said that at around 1 a.m., four boys and three girls, all of whom were intoxicated, behaved badly with club staff and when told to Hold on tight, the girls threatened to implicate us in fake charges.
“We have continued to ask police personnel to investigate using CCTV cameras as our club is completely covered in it and the whole incident has been recorded there,” the club owner said. He said police kept his staff members in custody for more than 22 hours and beat them with belts, sticks and shoes at regular intervals.
“They forcibly took Rs 1.5 lakh from the catwalk and then called the police. When the police came it was the same cop who had threatened us with extortion and then he again threatened us with serious consequences”, the owner club wrote in its letter to the special PC. The owner claimed that police personnel also came the following day, September 18, and arrested two of his employees who were explaining to them the incident of the previous night.
According to the police, the incident took place on the night of September 17-18. “A PCR call was received at KM Pur Police Station regarding an incident of misbehavior and ripping off a woman’s clothes at the “Da Code” Club in the Southern Extension, after which the police arrived on the scene and met with the appellant,” the Deputy Commissioner of Police said. said Chandan Chowdhary.
According to DCP, when police arrived at the scene, they found the clothes of the woman calling were messy and messy, and upon investigation said her clothes had been torn by two bouncers and their manager. of the club. “She further informed that they had misbehaved and hit them, and that they had touched her inappropriately,” the DCP said.
After taking the female victim to the AIIMS trauma center, the police therefore registered an FIR under Sections 323 (punishment for willfully causing injury), 354 A (sexual harassment and punishment for sexual harassment), 354 B (assault or use of criminal force to a woman with intent to undress), 509 (Word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and 34 (common intent) of the Indian Penal Code and began to investigate about the incident.
The senior official said the complainant was questioned in the case, who informed that she had come to the club with her friends to party, but they argued about entering the club and then got beaten up by the bouncers.
(with IANS entries)