Monday, September 25, 2006

Pubs flouting deadline, beware

Pubs flouting deadline, beware
Late-Night Party Leads To Madiwala Inspector’s Suspension
The Times of India

Bangalore: For all those revelling at city’s watering holes late into the night, the official closure time is still 11.30 pm. A laxness in enforcement of the deadline keeps bars and pubs, even in central parts of the city, open past midnight. Police top brass, however, maintains it will crackdown on violations.
The police will also crackdown on discotheques and private parties if it’s a nuisance to residents. On Sunday, Madiwala inspector E M Kanthraj was suspended after a discotheque was found being run near Jakkarayanakere in HSR 5th Sector late on Saturday night. He was suspended for dereliction of duty.
At 1 am on Sunday, DCP south-east division Soumendu Mukherjee, who was on night rounds, came across Lay Out Bar and Restaurant abuzz with activity. When questioned, a couple standing outside said the place remained open till the wee hours, specially on weekends. Over 30 other couples were detained for some time by the police. Anup R Shetty, owner of the bar and restaurant, and three other staffers were arrested by the Madiwala police. Police have registered a case on the grounds that discotheque was being run without a permit and causing nuisance to residents.
Eunuch found dead: A eunuch was found dead under mysterious circumstances in a drain, off Ring Road near KG Layout. Passers-by had noticed the body on Saturday evening but the police was informed only on Sunday morning.
According to police, a resident claimed that the victim had been knocked down by a maxi-cab. The victim, Yadagiri (40), of Coolinagar was often seen in the area collecting money from traders, police said. The victim had sustained head injuries and police have not ruled out foul play.
Techie knocked down: A software engineer was fatally knocked down by a BMTC bus in Jayanagar on Saturday night. Santosh Prasad (23), a resident of Katriguppe, had joined a firm in Koramangala eight months ago and was on his way to work around 11 pm when the incident took place. Prasad fell off his bike and was run over by the bus. The driver has been arrested.
Chains snatched: A motorcycle-borne gang struck Sujata, a resident of Banashankari, when she was walking near a temple. The miscreants snatched her gold chain and sped away. A few hours later in the same area, two miscreants attacked Kanchana of Mudalpalya in Keresandra when she was walking near her house. The motorcycle-borne duo, however, could escape only with a part of the gold chain as Kanchana held on to the rest of it and raised an alarm. Police suspect the same gang behind the two incidents.
In another incident, a miscreant accosted Sumitramma and snatched her gold chain in Sampige Layout.


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