Mumbai: ‘Rave party’ busted,100 detained

The Mumbai police busted an alleged rave party at a popular suburban nightspot on Sunday evening and detained nearly 100 men and women.

Written by Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: May 21, 2012 1:34 am

The Mumbai police busted an alleged rave party at a popular suburban nightspot on Sunday evening and detained nearly 100 men and women. The police said those detained included foreigners,small-time television actors and models and two IPL players — a South African national and an Indian who has played for the national side.

A large quantity of contraband,including almost 110 grams of cocaine and tablets of MDMA/Ecstasy and other party drugs,was seized from the party at the Azok restaurant-pub in the Oakwood Premier hotel in Juhu.

Having received a tip-off about the alleged rave party,a team of Mumbai police headed by Additional Commissioner of Police (West Region) Vishwas Nagre-Patil raided the place around 8.30 pm. The raid continued for over two hours.

“Nearly 100 people have been detained so far. Their names cannot be revealed at present as all of them have been taken for medical tests to Cooper Hospital,” said Nagre-Patil.

According to the police,58 men and 38 women were detained,of which 19 were foreign nationals. Their blood and urine samples have been collected.

A case has been registered against the hotel management under the NDPS Act,but no formal arrest has been made till now. “We are finding out who was the organiser of the party and how the drugs reached the venue. We are also trying to ascertain if any peddler was involved,” said Nagre-Patil.

Cops unearth LeT sleeper cell,4 held

The J&K Police on Sunday claimed to have busted a sleeper cell of the terror group LeT with the arrest of four persons in Poonch district. The arrested persons were actively involved in transportation of weapons,communication equipments and other logistics for the outfit,the police said.

The police added that the interrogation of arrested LeT overground worker Nissar Ahmed led to the busting of the module,which was active in Kalaban,Salwah and Gursai areas of Mendhar tehsil in Poonch. On Nissar’s disclosures,his other three associates Haq Nawaz,Ashan-ul-Haq and Aftar Ahmed — all of them OGWs of LeT were arrested Saturday night,police said.

They had Pakistani SIM cards and was in contact with terrorists in the area,including Haji Hanzalla,the chief operating commander of LeT in PoK,police said.

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