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Delay in Filing FIR for Nandanam Pub Incident Raises Concerns

Despite two victims filing complaints, there is a notable delay in registering a First Information Report (FIR) in the Nandanam pub incident, where women leaving a nightclub were hounded and heckled by paparazzi-style media coverage. The incident occurred when a group from north Chennai, was denied entry to the club due to dress code violations, attracting attention from news crews.

Television channels broadcast footage of the women being pursued and shamed, sparking condemnation on social media. The lack of a registered FIR, as of Thursday evening, has raised concerns about the handling of the case.

Advocates and social activists criticized the media for a misogynistic intrusion into privacy and called for a proper inquiry. City Police Commissioner Sandeep Rai Rathore assured a thorough investigation, stating that appropriate action would be taken in accordance with the law after examining the complaints and CCTV footage.