Nightlife: Cops on high alert

Nightlife: Cops on high alert

Additional Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Kamal Pant said the Karnataka State Reserve Police and the City Armed Reserve platoons were stationed at sensitive areas and senior officers were directed to be on night rounds on Friday, to ensure that no untoward incidents were reported when bars and restaurants remained open till 1 am.

“Some people claim that extension of deadline leads to increase in crimes. It is a myth,” Pant said, while admitting that it would surely increase the burden on the police. Sub-inspectors have been directed to do rounds of all bars and restaurants in their jurisdiction for a feedback. 

The extension of bar timings on Fridays and Saturdays will be in force for a period of three months. Based on the feedback from police, excise department and the public, the government will decide on continuing it and also extending it to the entire week.  

On Friday, the traffic police deployed personnel in accident-prone areas and conducted checks to book drunk drivers. “We will observe the overall effect of the deadline extension, including vehicle flow, and take necessary measures accordingly,” Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic and Security) B Dayananda said.

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