Rave party busted near Mumbai

The raid was still on at 11 pm and police were trying to ascertain the type, quantity of drugs and liquor served in the party.

Mumbai: Five persons, including an inspector of Mumbai`s Anti Narcotics Cell, were on Monday arrested in connection with the raid on a rave party held in Raigad

"Five persons, including inspector Anil Jadhav of Mumbai`s Anti Narcotics Cell, were arrested in connection with the rave party where drugs were provided to the youths for consumption," Raigad district Superintendent of Police RD Shinde said.

Besides Jadhav, the other four accused arrested were identified as Jadhav`s aide Sunil Ghule, the party organisers Snehjit Sajalkar, Kushankumar Sujankumar, hotel manager Rahul Khanna while one more person Vickey Shah is still absconding,
Shinde said.

Around 290 youths including 59 girls from well-off families had attended the party held at Khalapur in Raigad district last night.

"All the youths were let off after medical examination," said Raigad Deputy SP Namrata Patil.

"After receiving the medical reports, we will initiate appropriate action against the consumers (of drugs)," she added.

When asked about the exact role of the inspector of the anti-narcotics cell in the party, Patil said, "Jadhav was found in a room where the drugs were kept."

Police had raided the rave party organised in hotel Mount View at Khalapur, off the Mumbai-Pune Expressway, last night and seized contrabands like ganja, charas, cocaine besides articles used for consuming drugs and Rs 3.08 lakh in cash.

The accused were booked under relevant sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, police said.