New Delhi | The bouncers of a club in south Delhi allegedly thrashed a woman and tore off her clothes, the police said on Sunday. Woman’s friends were also beaten up in the brawl.
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.
According to the police, the incident took place on the intervening night of September 17-18. “A PCR call was received at KM Pur police station regarding an incident of misbehaviour and tearing off the clothes of a woman at ‘Da Code’ club in South Extension after which the police reached the spot and met the caller,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Chandan Chowdhary said.
According to the DCP, when the police reached the spot, they found that the woman caller's clothes were messed up and disordered, and on inquiry, she told that her clothes were torn by two bouncers and the manager of the club. "She further informed that she was misbehaved and hit by them, and they had also touched her inappropriately," the DCP said.
After taking the victim woman to AIIMS Trauma Centre, the police, accordingly, registered an FIR under sections 323 (Punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), 354 A (Sexual harassment and punishment for sexual harassment), 354 B (Assault or use of criminal force to woman with intent to disrobe), 509 (Word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code and began probing the incident.
The senior official said the complainant was examined in the case, who had informed that she had come to the club along with her friends to party, but they had an argument over entry into the club and were subsequently thrashed by the bouncers.
The officer informed that they are investigating the incident and CCTV cameras of the club and other neighbouring showrooms are being analysed. "The details of the bouncers have been taken from the club and efforts are being made to arrest the real culprits," the DCP said.
Chowdhary further informed that the complainant's statement was also recorded before the Concerned Magistrate at Saket Court Complex. Seven days later on September 24, the club, yet again, found itself in controversy as seven of its people were detained after they allegedly tried to stop Delhi Police personnel who went there after a complaint of quarrel and loud music.
"Hence, seven persons were detained and action against them was taken under sections 107 and 151 of the Code of Criminal Procedure," the DCP said.
The police also seized an amplifier that was being used to play the music at the bar.
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