Pune: Rave parties to be videotaped by cops?

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Pune Jul 12: Strict rules have been imposed by the Pune police after the recent crackdown on the rave party that took place near Karjat.

The police have made it compulsory for the organisers to take permission from the police for the event and submit the list of guests with their addresses, contact numbers and also said that the party will be videotaped from the start till the end.

Talking to resort owners throughout the city, the owners felt that the new guidelines were too strict and it would lead to the police taking bribe for running the party, said a article in MiD DAY.

"It means no party if the rules are to be followed. How can we submit a list of expected guests in advance, as it is difficult to have the contact numbers beforehand? How we will be able to differentiate family gatherings from bigger parties? We feel that these guidelines will give a chance to the cops to gatecrash family gatherings taking place on farmhouses. Very rarely bigger parties involving 300 to 400 guests take place, the rest are gathering of extended family and friends," said Ganesh Shetty, Chairman, Restaurant and Hotelier Association.

"We have not received formal guidelines from the rural police yet. Once we get these, we will meet the Superintendent of Police," he said.

The Pune police are strict on imposing the guidelines and said that the step would only help the police keep a track of illegal activities taking place and ensure that no such activities take place.

We will be strict and ensure that the guidelines are followed by party organisers," said Sandip Karnik, Superintendent of police to MiD DAY.

Adding further, Karnik said that the police have asked the representatives from colleges to be present at the parties that involve college students, so that college authorities will be aware of such parties.

Talking about videotaping the whole party, he said that the step was taken to see to it that those attending the party are safe and neither the participants nor the organisers would be able to show their indifference if any unpleasant incidence take place.

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