A bouncer yesterday told a court the Wan Chai bar he worked for charged Pakistani, Filipino and Nepali men up to $300 for entry while letting white men in for free. The testimony came after the bouncer was accused of assaulting a European man who had been allowed into the club for free while his Filipino-American friend was asked to pay. Defendant Tek Bahadur Rana, 26, said it was 'company policy' for the Neptune II Bar and Disco in Jaffe Road to charge young men of certain ethnic groups between $100 and $300 based on their number and appearance. 'If a group of young Pakistani, Nepali or Filipino guys show up, we have been instructed to charge them $300 each because otherwise they come in, get drunk and get into fights,' Mr Rana, who is Nepali, told Eastern Court. 'We used to charge them $100, but then they would come in and cause trouble . . . the higher fee stops them from entering.' He said groups of young Chinese men were also charged 'if they look like those triad types'. Magistrate John Marray criticised the policy while acquitting Mr Rana of assaulting businessman John Charles Taylor, 45. Mr Taylor was alleged to have been hit in a dispute that erupted when the bouncer tried to charge Filipino-American Edgardo Guillopo Bilan an entry fee after letting Mr Taylor in for free. Mr Marray said: 'The defendant refused [Mr Bilan] entry in accordance with a company policy based on racial guidelines, in which Filipinos, Nepalis and Pakistanis have to pay - obviously not a desirable policy which would clearly upset him as the only one denied entry.' At about 1am on December 10 last year, Mr Taylor and Mr Bilan, 39, tried to enter Neptune II. After Mr Taylor entered, Mr Bilan was asked to pay $300. 'They said I was not permitted entry until I had paid a fee, but I said I was accompanied by friends who had already got into the establishment without paying - why should I?' Mr Bilan told the court. 'Then John came back out of the club to collect me from the entrance and a confrontation occurred.' Mr Taylor suffered bruises to his face. Mr Marray acquitted Mr Rana on the basis of inconsistency in witnesses' testimony. After the hearing, Mr Rana told the South China Morning Post that while the colour policy was not ideal, it was effective in stopping trouble. 'It's not easy to stop these people when they get into fights. White people are easier to control in these situations - they listen to us. And if we let one in for free, every guy will kick up a fuss and want to get in for free.' Neptune II's manager was unavailable for comment last night.