Andher Nagari : Gurgaon : No Security for Law Abiding Citizens :Poor Policing

      Eve-teasers thrash diners at pub

      Getting Drunk, misbehaving with women and Bashing up decent ordinary folks is a part of Gurgaon ‘Culture’. 

      This is the fourth reported incident   (Sept 21, 2007; Sept 30 2007; Jan 06 2008; 06 April 2008) in the last few  months.

       Has anyone been punished so far?





     Gurgaon: A leisurely dinner outing turned into a nightmare for a group of friends — two pilots, a businessman and the wives of two of them — late Saturday night, when about 10 youths beat them with rods and hockey sticks in a pub at DLF City Centre. One of the pilots, Samarjeet Singh Cheema, had to undergo emergency surgery for kneecap replacement. 

       The assault followed an altercation between Cheema and the yet-tobe-named main accused, who allegedly misbehaved with the women in the group. The bouncers in the pub allegedly made no attempt to intervene during the attack.

      The Gurgaon police have launched a manhunt for the accused and one suspect, Gaurav Sharma of DLF I, has been detained for questioning. The incident occurred at Buzz, a pub and bar, where Cheema was having dinner with his friends — Gursharan, a businessman, and Vikram Bal, who like Cheema, is a pilot with a private airline. Gursharan and Vikram were accompanied by their wives.

       ‘‘Around 1.30am, a young man passed indecent remarks on one of the women in our group, to which I objected,’’ Cheema told TOI. 

   According to the complaint lodged at the Sector 29 police station, after the spat with Cheema, the youth phoned his friends. About 10 minutes later, 10 young men entered the pub with rods and hockey sticks. They were also allegedly carrying a pistol.

Police let accused get away: Victims

       The complainants alleged that the cops reached the spot after a call to the police control room, but they made no attempt to arrest the attackers.
   Vikram claimed that he had caught one of the accused, but police let him get away. Around 3.45 am, Cheema and Gursharan were rushed to hospital for medical treatment. Cheema, a resident of DLF-V, received serious injuries on his right knee and was operated upon late on Sunday afternoon.

       His kneecap had to be replaced. Based on Gursharan’s compliant, an FIR has been lodged against the accused and charges of assault and attempt to murder have been slapped under sections 323, 506, 147 and 148 of IPC. 

         ‘‘All accused will be arrested and allegations of laxity would also been looked into,’’ said ACP (DLF) Sumit Kuhar. TNN




Airlines Drinks on Board. Inviting Turbulence?

Airlines Drinks on Board. Inviting Turbulence?

 Airlines demand serving of liquor on domestic flights
31 Mar, 2008,  IANS


: Domestically produced wine and beer may soon be served on Indian flights. The government is under pressure from the airline operators as well as politicians to permit serving of alcoholic drinks on domestic flights, a top aviation official said on Monday.      “There is no reason why booze should not be permitted on domestic flights,” said the official.
      He said the civil aviation ministry has received quite a number of representations from the airlines and grape and wine makers in this regard.

      “Let us receive a proposal. If the directorate general of civil aviation (DGCA) makes such a proposal, the ministry can consider it and then take it to the union cabinet for approval,” the official said.

      Earlier, four Rajya Sabha members, attending a meeting of the parliamentary consultative committee on civil aviation, asked the aviation ministry to push this proposal.

      Currently, India’s rules do not allow serving of alcoholic drinks on domestic flights.

        Alcohol is served on Air India’s international flights. Besides, international flights coming to India also serve liquor on board.

       Till a few years back, the law permitted drinks on domestic flights. Airlines like Damania Airways and East West used to serve alcohol on board. However, the airlines voluntarily called it off after several instances of drunken brawls in the aircraft.

      Later, the government officially banned alcohol on domestic flights.

      But now private airlines have been lobbying for the government’s approval. Kingfisher Airlines’ promoter UB Group is itself the world’s third largest producer of spirits with over 140 alcohol brands.




Court acquits man who tried to open flight’s door mid-air

       New Delhi: A man, who allegedly tried to open the exit door of an aircraft during flight five years ago, has been acquitted by a city court of the charges of endangering human life and safety.
         ‘‘The prosecution in this case had to prove the rash or negligent act of the accused. However, witnesses who have been examined by the prosecution do not speak of any rash or negligent act on the part of the accused,’’ Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate A K Kuhar said.
         Accused Harvinder Singh was charged with endangering human life and safety under Section 336 of the IPC.
         A case was registered against Singh with IGI Airport police station accusing him of behaving in a rash and negligent manner while travelling on Aeroflot flight number SU 535. He allegedly tried to open the exit door of the flight between 2 am to 3.30 am on March 12, 2003. 

        ‘‘So far, as the violation of the rules is concerned, there has to be some evidence that the accused had interfered with any of the member of the operating crew of the airline,’’ the court noted in the order. ‘‘The basic ingredient of the offence for which the trial took place had not been brought in evidence against the accused.

      Therefore, it is considered to be a futile exercise to confront the accused with the evidence on record which cannot prove the offence against him.’’ PTI