The police on Monday recognized over 400 farmhouses within the Aravallis and Sohna to maintain a test on group events being organised in these areas, regardless of a ban on public gathering as a result of Covid-19 pandemic, mentioned the police.
The commissioner of police, KK Rao, mentioned that they’ve fashioned 15 groups, together with three from crime items, for this function. The transfer comes within the wake of a raid that was performed on Saturday evening on the Gurugram-Faridabad Street. “We have now directed our groups to additionally hold a test on the sale of liquor within the close by liquor retailers to get an concept if any occasion is being organised,” he mentioned.
The police have recognized the close by liquor retailers within the space and have began deploying personnel in plainclothes exterior these retailers late within the night to maintain a watch on the patrons.
“We have now obtained data that individuals who organise these events are promoting on social media and asking individuals to pay on-line for such occasions. Individuals from Delhi-NCR are coming to Gurugram for the previous few days for such events because the pubs and the bars are nonetheless not serving liquor,” Rao mentioned.
As per authorities pointers on Unlock 3.0, solely 50 individuals can collect for a marriage ceremony and 20 individuals at a funeral. No different gathering is allowed.
Nonetheless, occasion organisers are internet hosting pool events at a few of these farmhouses, making the most of the absence of their homeowners. They’re promoting on-line, hiring musicians and younger women and men to handle such events, mentioned the police.
The police mentioned the organisers have fastened a minimal entry worth of ₹500, whereas at many locations they’re charging ₹1,000, relying on the variety of individuals attending the occasion.
“Throughout the questioning of people that had been arrested on Friday evening from a celebration place, it was revealed that younger women and men are incomes effectively by inviting their mates from Delhi, Noida, and Ghaziabad to attend such events. They get a 20% share of the invoice raised by their mates, whereas the costs for his or her entry, meals, and liquor are waived off. Because of the coronavirus disaster, many have misplaced their jobs and are discovering it troublesome to make their ends meet,” mentioned Rao.
The police mentioned they’ve obtained data on a number of such events being organised on the weekends in areas akin to Gurugram-Faridabad Street, Sohna Street, and the Aravallis. Nonetheless, throughout the raid, just one was discovered to be operational on Friday evening.
The officer mentioned that the preliminary investigation has revealed that the occasion was convened over social media and was pitched as a 12-hour weekend celebration that glided by the title, ‘Weekend Pool Occasion’.
“The organiser who was arrested from Gururgam-Faridabad Street has confessed to having organised at the very least 50 such events in Gurugram within the final three months,” mentioned Rao.
The investigation has additionally revealed that women are employed for the “leisure” of the company at such events. They’re paid ₹5,000 per occasion, whereas musicians are paid ₹10,000 for a six-hour-long occasion, mentioned the police.
Rao mentioned strict motion will likely be taken in opposition to the organisers of such events in addition to the proprietor of the farmhouses, the place such occasions are hosted.