Police to frame guidelines for recreational clubs in Bangalore

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BANGALORE: Clubs in Bangalore have once again come under the scanner of the government. After framing guidelines for discotheques, the police will prepare guidelines for recreational clubs and video parlours.

Home minister K J George on Friday maintained that guidelines for clubs were required as he has received large complaints on illegal activities. “Similar illegal activities are taking place in video parlours. In the name of skill games, gambling activities are taking place. Guidelines will be in next ten days,” he said.

The police recently framed guidelines and dress code for women bar tenders. The home held meeting with senior police officials for over two hours before announcing to frame guidelines for recreational clubs and video parlours.

The clubs in state, particularly in Bangalore City, were news after the legislative assembly House committee recommended the government take strict action against the them for imposing dress code for the members to gain entry into the premises. Many clubs in the City don’t allow members and guests if they are wearing round neck t-shirts, shorts, open foot wear for men among others. The

The panel had also recommended the government come out with guidelines regulating exorbitant “membership fee” for the new members. The report also asked the government to come out with a new bill titled “Club Recreation Act” and make provision for national and international sports persons and other distinguished people get easy membership.

Replying to query on crime rate in Bangalore City, George said crime rate was under control and extra vigil is being done to crime rates as the City has floating population.

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