Kochi: The Kochi City Police has made it mandatory for organisers of DJ parties and establishments providing space for such events to obtain prior permission from the office of the city police commissioner.
The directive was issued on Wednesday in the wake of rising complaints of drug abuse during such parties.
“The concerned parties need to obtain permission and clearance from the office of the city police commissioner 15 days prior to the event. The aim is to put an end to such illegal activities by taking precautions…,” said a statement from the office of city police commissioner S. Surendran.
The same is applicable to managements of hotels, conference halls, clubs and private or public buildings who should provide space only after organisers submit the clearance papers.
Upon an illegal activity detected during such events, not just the organisers and participants, but those who gave the space for such parties would also be brought to book.
Of late, the city is witnessing an increase DJ parties and other celebration events. Meanwhile, the city police also brought out restrictions on holding job interviews in the city.
The recruiters will have to get prior permission from the commissioner’s office for conducting interviews and job fairs. The police also informed that the hotels, auditoriums and convention centres should allow such fairs and interviews to happen in their facility only upon the recruiters producing the clearance papers.
“Several cases are getting reported where job aspirants are duped by rackets doling out false promise of jobs or education consultancy agencies luring victims by offering student visas among others,” the direction said.
Meanwhile, the City Police exhorted citizens to make use of the ‘Con-nect to Commissioner’ initiative for availing any help in matters of policing or to alert on criminal activities going on in the city....