Police Commissioner Warns Pub & Bar Owners
Commissioner of Police C V Anand held a meeting with the owners of pubs, bars and drive-in restaurants today to warn them against violating the law.
Hyderabad | 13th May 2022
In the wake of the recent case of cocaine being found on the premises of the Pudding & Mink pub in Radisson Blu hotel, and frequent complaints being made by the public about pubs including sound pollution, parking congestion, misbehaviour by drunk people coming out of them, and usage of drugs, Hyderabad Commissioner of Police C V Anand held a meeting with the owners of pubs, bars and drive-in restaurants in the CP conference hall today.
The CP briefly shared some internal reports and complaints received from the public over various pubs and bars in the city. He told them, "Hyderabad has become an investor favourite due to excellent law and order, women's safety and a good nightlife. So please run your businesses in a responsible manner so that you uphold the reputation of the city, which has lately been getting compromised by a few of you who violate norms for petty gains. Please decrease inconvenience to the citizens."
Through a Power Point presentation, the Commissioner informed the attendees of the norms in the City Police Act and asked them to conduct their businesses within the framework of the Act.
They were instructed not to allow under-aged persons into their premises, to restrict the decibel levels and sound-proof the premises, to install CC cameras with 30-day backup and a dedicated team to monitor the footage, to engage valet drivers, and to frisk staff and customers.
Anand made it clear that stringent action would be initiated against any erring managements resorting to illegal activities.
The CP also asserted that orders received beyond 11 pm shouldn't be accepted, and that the establishments needed to be closed by 12 am on normal days and by 1:30 pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Customers could be politely notified by a dimming of the lights 10 minutes prior to closing the places, a common practice in developed countries, he said.
"Let Hyderabad be known as the safest city in the world and not as a place where drugs are easily available. Let us work together to make this happen," he said.
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