GUWAHATI, July 10 � The District administration, Kamrup (Metro) has warned all the existing hotels, bars and discotheques operating in the city not to encourage any form of anti-social activities as prohibited by the law.
The administration is likely to issue fresh notices to them in a day or two stating that any kind of non-compliance will invite strict action against the management concerned.
�This will include all hotels, big or small, bars, discotheques or even lodges. Violators might even find their licence canceled,� informed sources in district administration.
�There is already a standing order and we would not entertain any kind of irresponsible activities in the guise of social gathering,� a district administration official stated.
�Usually, such activities take place more during festive seasons but of late it has been seen that private premises, including reputed hotels, are hired for all kind of anti-social activities against exorbitant rates,� the official said, referring to the recent incident where more than 40 youngsters, including teenagers, were picked up by the police from a reputed city-based hotel for indulging in anti-social activities including gambling.
The administration has asked the police department to carry out searches in hotels, bars and discotheques on a regular basis.
The administration has also taken an exception on bars and discotheques operating beyond the permissible time limit and that too under the very nose of the police.
�The police station concerned too has a proactive role to play and it is their duty to ensure law and order in their area. Anyone found flouting the prescribed norms must be immediately brought to book,� the official stated.
A senior city police official, when asked informed that hoteliers, in spite of repeated requests, do not comply with the guidelines including that of maintaining records of the customers and even the staff they had recruited.
�In the recent case where youngsters were picked up from a city-based hotel, the management of the hotel was found acting in connivance with the youths against handsome payment. We have tightened the noose on such people and strict action will be taken as and when required,� he added.