Delhi Police Asks Eateries of Connaught Place to Strengthen Safety, Security Measures
Delhi Police Asks Eateries of Connaught Place to Strengthen Safety, Security Measures

The Delhi Police has issued an advisory to all eateries, pubs and cafes in Connaught Place asking them to ensure that weapons are not allowed into their premises.

This was issued after an incident of accidental firing in one of popular coffee shop in the area. This was done in order to avoid any untoward incident; Connaught Place police station issued an advisory in this regard on Saturday to all the eateries, pubs, cafes and restaurants across the area.

This comes after a 61-year-old man was arrested Thursday after his pistol went off at a coffee shop in Connaught Place, creating panic. Anil Kumar, had come to the coffee shop for a meeting with his clients. When he stood up to leave, his pistol fell on the floor triggering it accidentally. However, no one was injured

“An advisory has been issued by the Station House Officer of Connaught Place police station to all the eateries in its area to strengthen the safety and security measures. They have been asked to not allow customers with firearms or concealed weapons,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi), Madhur Verma.

“The security of human life and property is our main concern and of utmost importance. In view of recent incident of an accidental fire from firearm by the customer at one of the eating houses located in the area of Connaught Place, you are hereby strictly advised to ensure that a board “All weapons including concealed firearms are prohibited” is displayed at prominent place in your establishment,” the advisory read.

The advisory also suggested security staff of these establishments should be briefed to have close watch on such suspects to prevent such an incident.

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