Christmas rave party busted in Gurgaon; 44 held

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Gurgaon, Dec 25: Anti-narcotics sleuths and police have busted an alleged Christmas-eve rave party being held at a farmhouse on the outskirts of Delhi as 44 youngsters, including four girls, have been detained.

Officials from the Delhi zone of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) and Gurgaon police swooped down at the event location in Manesar between the intervening night of December 24-25 and have seized a variety of party drugs, stimulant narcotics and liquor bottles from the spot.

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"The operation was conducted after getting specific intelligence that a rave party is being held here. We contacted Gurgaon police and the operation was conducted jointly," NCB Zonal Director (Delhi) Rohit Sharma told PTI.

The case has now being transferred to Mewat police authorities as it is their jurisdiction and blood samples of all those detained, including a 46-year-old Swiss national, are being taken, officials involved in the operation said.

"44 people, including four girls have been detained by the joint squad of NCB and Gurgaon police. Majority of those detained are in the age group of 20-26 years and they have been found to have been working in BPOs, even management companies and are also students in institutions in Delhi and NCR region," they said.

Sources said a tip-off was received by NCB about the rave party and the agency subsequently communicated it to Gurgaon Police Commissioner N S Virk after which raids were conducted at the farmhouse in the early and dark hours of Christmas.

Preliminary investigations have found that the invite for this illegal drugs abuse party was being circulated on social media platforms like Facebook and Whatsapp and an entry fee of Rs 1,000 was being charged by the organisers of the event.

A Whatsapp message intercepted by the NCB and police authorities and circulated by the alleged organisers read "Sonik Scizzor (Dark Prisma Records) Ritual Begins: 00:00 into the woods....Love and Party."

"One person suspected to be the organiser has been detained by the police and is being questioned," they said. The party drugs that have been recovered from the spot include 'performance enhancing' narcotics like crystal meth, 'Charas', LSD, 'Hashish', 'Ganja' and fine quality Cocaine, abused widely in such parties. Officials said the case has now been handed over to Mewat police as the incident occurred in their jurisdiction in village Bisar under Tauru police station area.

The agencies also found that liquor was being served at the venue without an excise permit for the same. "Further probe is on and exact charges will be pressed on those detained after the results of blood samples are obtained," they said.

PTI 

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