The Pune rural police raided an “illegal” party at a bungalow in Lonavla and nabbed 46 college students of a Mumbai law college for allegedly consuming liquor and hukkah without permission and performing “obscene” dances early on Thursday.
An offence was registered with the Lonavla city police station. Police said they got information about youths performing obscene dance and playing loud music in a bungalow at Gold Valley in Tungarli area of Lonavla late at night. A team of Lonavla city police led by inspector I S Patil, also comprising women constables, raided the bungalow around 12.30 am.
Cops also seized a huge stock of Indian as well as foreign liquor along with hukkah pots and tobacco products worth Rs 19,000, at the spot.
Police then arrested the students — 20 boys and 26 girls — and conducted medical tests on them at night. The bungalow owner, Saifuddin Colombowale, and manager Dilip Rammilan Yadav were also arrested. Police said the majority of students are from rich families.
Those arrested were produced before the Wadgaon Maval court on Thursday afternoon. They were, however, released by the court on bail.
Additional Superintendent of Police Vijay Magar said, “We raided the bungalow on receiving information. We arrested the youths as they were involved in illegal acts. They were students of a Mumbai-based law college and had come to Lonavla for a night party as their exams were over.”