Karnataka: GST officer attacked inside the pub; cops book owner, bouncers | Bengaluru News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Police booked a pub owner and his staffers, including bouncers, on charges of attacking a Goods and Services Tax (GST) official inside a pub located in Koramangala V block in Karnataka capital Bengaluru on November 5 midnight.
Complainant Vinay Nandal, 30, a resident of Domlur, filed the complaint with Koramangala police saying the incident took place when he visited ‘Happy Brew Pub’ at around 8pm on November 5.
“I had filled the entry fee before entering the pub. At around 10.30pm, an unidentified man asked who I was and I replied to him saying I was a GST officer. Then, at 12.30am, pub owner Rakesh Gowda came to me and asked me to pay the bill. By 1am, Rakesh Gowda and four others abused me saying I was a fake GST officer and asked me to show my ID card. When I refused to display my ID card, they detained me for three hours and beat me up. I was let off at around 4.30am,” Nandal’s complaint read.
Based on the complaint, cops booked owner Rakesh Gowda and others under IPC sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 342 (Wrongful confinement) and 504 (Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and 506 (Punishment for criminal intimidation).

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