Curbs on pubs hiring bouncers

HYDERABAD: The city police have imposed certain restrictions on pubs and lounges in hiring bouncers and also belted out rules for agencies that provide bouncers, adding that anybody violating

Published: 29th January 2012 03:06 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:24 PM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: The city police have imposed certain restrictions on pubs and lounges in hiring bouncers and also belted out rules for agencies that provide bouncers, adding that anybody violating the guidelines would be punished.

Bouncers are the security guards at pubs and clubs. Stephen Ravindra, deputy commissioner of police on Saturday said that the agencies which provide bouncer services should obtain a police licence and register with the government. They should also submit profiles of bouncers for the police to verify their antecedents.

Police said that only people with proper attitudes, and not those prone to pick up fights, must be hired as bouncers. Ex-offenders or persons with criminal record should not be employed.

Ravindra also issued guidelines for club owners and event managers and asked them to ensure that bouncers are well versed in criminal law and are taught the limits of their authority. He said that any pub brawl or violence must be reported to the police immediately.

He also said that unlike the common conception bouncers are not entitled to pick anyone and physically remove them for violating any club rules.

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