Commissionerate Police tighten the noose on appointment of bouncers in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack

Bhubaneswar: Commissionerate Police on Monday has issued a set of instructions asking for strict compliance by the bar owners in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack cities while deploying the private security personnel ahead of the New Year parties in December month. The order was issued by the Police Commissioner Saumendra Priyadarshi which stated the rules which will remain in force for a period of two months till December 31, 2021.

Following are the detailed guidelines:

  1. No Bar owner shall appoint any person as private security whether known as bouncer or otherwise without prior verification of the character antecedents of the person concerned by the respective territorial Deputy Commissioner of Police.
  2. Bar owner shall appoint any person as his/her private security only from private security agencies registered under PSARA Act.
  3. Bar owner shall inform local police station about persons engaged for security purposes in writing.
  4. These security personnel employed in such establishments are subject to the ordinary legal rules regarding the use of force.
  5. These security personnel can perform tasks permitted by law.
  6. In case of need they can inform police by dialing 112.
  7. In no circumstances the act of these personnel can fringe upon the fundamental right of the customer.

“The order shall come into force with effect from November 2, 2021 and shall remain in force for a period of 60 days up to December 31,2021 unless withdrawn earlier. Any individual/association contravening this order, shall be punishable under the provision of the law,” stated the Commissionerate Police order.

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