Pub manager arrested in Gurgaon brawl

April 7th, 2008 - 9:48 pm ICT by admin  

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Gurgaon, April 7 (IANS) The manager of Buzz, the Gurgaon bar where an ugly brawl took place between a group of diners and 10-12 drunk youths, has been arrested for keeping the bar open beyond the stipulated time, the police said Monday. “We have arrested Mrityunjay Tiwari, manager of the bar, under the Indian Penal Code for not adhering to laws. He kept the bar to remain open beyond the allowed hours,” Gurgaon Police Assistant Commissioner Sumit Kumar said.

Late Saturday, a group of 10-12 youths in an inebriated state allegedly misbehaved with diners businessman Gursharan Singh, pilot Vikram Bal and their wives and assaulted them.

The youths also attacked another pilot, Samarjeet Singh Cheema, Kumar added.

“We are conducting raids at the houses of the other youth involved and they will be arrested soon.”

According to Cheema, they were dining at the bar when a drunken youth, later identified as Gaurav, passed some obscene remarks at the women.

“When I protested, the man began fighting with us. After this, he left the pub only to return with 10-12 of his friends. They were all armed with iron rods and hockey sticks. A few were also brandishing guns and threatened to shoot us,” Cheema said.

“They beat us mercilessly and misbehaved with the women. Nobody, including the bouncers (of the bar), bothered to intervene. The assault continued till the police arrived after one of us made a distress call. But we were shocked when the police let the men go.”

The police took the victims to a private hospital, where Cheema had to undergo emergency kneecap replacement surgery. His friends were discharged after treatment.

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