200 revellers escape from cop clutches

At least 200 revellers fled from the premises of a police station in south Mumbai after they were rounded up and brought there early on Saturday following a raid at the LIV Club in Kalaghoda.

Police are now seeking the video footages from media organisations which covered the raid, besides planning to take the CCTV footage at the pub to identify the revellers.

According to Deputy Commissioner of Police Ravindra Shisve, LIV Club in Kalaghoda in south Mumbai was open around 2:30 am on Saturday, beyond the permissible time limit of 1:30 am.

The club was raided and all the revellers, along with the owner and two managers were brought to the MRA Marg police station. While 21 people, including owner and managers were fined Rs 1,200 each, a lawyer, Archit Jaykar, and another individual identified as Hritik Bhasin, started arguing with the police.

“It was not clear if Jaykar and Bhasin were also revellers or they came in support of them, they started arguing and during that time others sneaked out,” said the officer.
Jaykar and Bhasin were booked under relevant sections of the IPC, which makes their arrest inevitable, police said, adding that investigators were looking for the revellers.

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