A woman was allegedly assaulted, hit and misbehaved by bouncers of a club in Delhi’s South Extension Part-1 area, police said on Saturday.
According to reports the woman said that she was misbehaved and hit by two bouncers, her clothes were torn and that they had also touched her inappropriately. According to police, the incident happened on September 18 at around 2:14 AM, when they got a call from the victim woman. Police reached the spot and found that the woman’s clothes were messed up and disordered, and on enquiry, she alleged that her clothes were torn by two bouncers and the manager of the club, Deputy Commissioner of Police (south) Chandan Chowdhary said.
The accused persons’ identities were established and the victim was taken to AIIMS Trauma Centre for the treatment, police said. A case under relevant sections of the IPC was registered on the complaint and further investigation was conducted, they said. The complainant said that she had come to the club along with her friends for a party, where they had arguments over entry and the bouncers became aggressive and had beaten her and her friends, the DCP said. During investigation, the CCTV cameras of the club and other neighbouring showrooms were being analysed. Apart from that, the details of the bouncers had also taken from the club and efforts are being made to arrest the real culprits, police said. The woman’s statement was recorded before the magistrate at Saket court, police said. However, the club owner denied all charges, accusing Delhi Police personnel of mental and physical harassment apart from being falsely implicated in the case for not paying ‘extortion’ money.
CLUB OWNER TELLS DIFFERENT TALE, ACCUSES POLICE OF ‘EXTORTION’The owner of the club, Surendra Singh Chowdhary, had a completely different story to tell. In a letter to the Special Commissioner of Police (Law and order), he accused the local police personnel of demanding Rs 5 lakh extortion money every month and when he refused to pay that, he was subsequently threatened by them. On the September 18 incident, the club owner said that around 1 a.m. in the night, four boys and three girls, who were all drunk, misbehaved with the club’s staff and when they were told to behave, the girls threatened to implicate us on false charges. “They forcibly took Rs 1.5 lakh from the podium and then made a call to the police. When the police came, it was the same cop who had been threatening us with extortion and then he yet again threatened us of severe consequences,” the club owner wrote in his letter to the Special CP. The owner claimed that the police personnel came the next day on September 18 as well and detained two of their staff members who were explaining to them the previous night’s incident. “We kept requesting the police personnel to investigate with the help of CCTV cameras as our club is completely covered with it and the whole incident has been recorded on it,” the club owner said. He said that the police kept his staff members in custody for over 22 hours and thrashed them with belts, sticks and shoes at regular intervals. The owner claimed that on September 23-24 intervening night, the police, yet again, reached their bar and seized Rs 2,53,000 worth instruments as he refused to pay the extortion money. Responding to the allegations of the club owner, DCP (south), Chowdhary said that further enquiry into the allegations made by the club owner are also being done.