GUWAHATI, Dec 27 � The district administration has issued notices to hotels, discotheques, bars and wine stores asking them to adhere to the guidelines chalked out by it in view of New Year celebrations.
Sources in the administration also urged the students� union and any other civil society groups to refrain from moral policing and instead inform the authorities concerned as and when they come across any indecent incident.
The authorities have also directed all the police stations to step up vigil and ensure that hotels, discotheques, bars, wine shops, besides any other New Year event do not continue beyond the permissible time.
�The steps are being taken in apprehension of any uncalled for incident, which might take place during New Year celebrations. The event organisers have also been asked not to play loud music in close proximity of residential areas after 12:30 am,� a district administration official said.
The official further maintained that the police department has also been asked to keep a tab on rave parties, which are hosted behind closed doors among select groups of people.
�Last year too, reports of rave parties surfaced and we managed to apprehend some of them on charges of consumption of contraband and other banned substances in a rave party. There will be round-the-clock vigil to ward off any such incidents,� the official pointed.
The official further informed that almost all the hotels and discotheques located in and around the city are organising New Year programmes this year and police officials will make random visits during night hours to take stock of the proceedings.
While confirming that liquor demand has increased in view of New Year, the wine shop owners too have been asked to down their shutters by 10 pm at night.
�Anybody resorting to back-door sale will be punished as per law,� the official added.