Gurugram nightclub manager, bouncers held for thrashing, molesting guests; video goes viral [Watch]
In what was a shocking incident reported from Gurugram, six bouncers and the manager of a nightclub were taken into police custody after a clip of bouncers thrashing coustomers outside a nightclub went viral.
A manager of a multinational company registered a police complaint alleging that bouncers of Casa Danza club in Udyog Vihar phase-2 of Gurugram thrashed them after they confronted one of them for misbehaving with a woman from their group.
The accused have been identified as Sonu, Mandeep, Sumit, Nitin, Ram Singh, Rakesh and club manager Lokesh.
Gurugram, Haryana | A man, who went with his friends to Club Casa Danza in Udyog Vihar on the intervening night of Aug 7-8 was beaten by several bodyguards after one of them allegedly molested a female friend in their group.— ANI (@ANI) August 10, 2022
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An FIR was filed following the complainant alleged physical assault and molestation of his woman friend. The complainant further said that their money was snatched. Accused bouncers identified as Sonu, Mandeep, Sumit, Nitin, Ram Singh and Rakesh, have been taken into poolice custody,"Kala Ramachandran, CP, Gurugram told ANI.
The FIR was filed against 10 including bouncers and manager of the nightclub, under sections 147 (riot), 149 (unlawful assembly), 323 (causing hurt), 354-A (molestation), 379-A (snatching), 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code at Udyog Vihar police station.
In the FIR, one of the assaulted victim alleged that a bouncer misbehaved with his friend and touched her inappropriately while she was standing in the entry line. He said when she objected to the molestation, other bouncers and managers came there and began abusing her.
"The manager then came out and told the bouncers, "Beat them and make them run away," the complainant alleged.
"As we all protested, eight bouncers took us to the road, pushed us from the gate and thrashed us. We were injured in the attack. The managers of the club also threatened to kill us if we visited the club again," the complainant alleged, news agency PTI reported.
Meanwhile, a passerby recorded a video of the incident which went viral on the internet and, after getting information, a police team arrived at the crime spot who took the injured to a hospital.
Furthermore, the complainant alleged that the bouncers snatched a smartwatch and around Rs 12,000 cash. He also submitted the viral video footage with his complaint to police.
The nightclub has condemned the unfortunate incident and has fired its staff following the video, but it has denied the molestation charges.
"We empathetically deny the molestation allegations surrounding the bodyguard, as evident in the surveillance footage that we have reviewed, confirms that there was no misdemeanour or untoward act by such security agency personnel against the alleged female or any other member of their group.It is pertinent to point out that we have adequate female security personnel as well to assure female protection at the club," Casa Danza club said in a statement.
"From the naked eye perusal of videos and photographs it can easily be ascertained that the guests initially verbally misbehaved which later on turned out to be a bigger mess by both sides," it said.