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Mumbai: 'Rave' party organiser sent to police custody till May 25

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May 21, 2012 at 04:52pm IST

Mumbai: The organiser of the party in Mumbai where drugs were allegedly being used has been remanded to police custody till May 25. The organiser, Vishesh Vijay Handa, was arrested under the Narcotic Drugs Act after the police busted the party on Sunday night in Mumbai.

The reported presence of two Indian Premier League (IPL) players, Rahul Sharma of India and Wayne Parnell of South Africa, at the party has created more controversy for the Twenty20 tournament and the conduct of those associated with it.

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BJP leader and former cricketer Kirti Azad slammed the latest controversy saying that a probe must be ordered into the conduct of the IPL players.

Even as the police claimed the party involved drugs and was a rave party, the guests at the party said there was nothing wrong at the party.

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At least 100 people including 38 women, mostly foreign nationals were detained by the police on Sunday night. The police claimed it to be a rave party. The two international cricketers, Rahul Sharma and Wayne Parnell, who play in the IPL for Pune Warriors India were also detained and questioned.

However, it was not yet confirmed whether the players were involved in consuming drugs at the party. The police said a clear picture would emerge only after the results of the medical examination.

Rahul Sharma's mother Indu Sharma said, "Rahul had gone for a friend's party, there was no talk of it being a rave party. He is fine now, there is nothing wrong."

The police suspect drugs were consumed at the party and claim to have recovered cocaine from the party premises. The police claimed that approximately 110 gm of cocaine was found. "Only after the blood and urine test results come, will we know who all are responsible," the police said.

All the detainees including the cricketers were taken to the Juhu police station and made to undergo medical tests, the results of which are awaited.

The cricketers were released on bonds. Others will be released soon as well.

Some of the guests at the party claimed there was nothing wrong or illegal there. "We were there since 7 o' clock. They took us to the hospital. There is nothing which is organised. A lot of times the cops come to take the DJs away. I was actually standing out watching the match, I saw the cops inside, I came inside to see what was wrong, I thought they had come to pick the DJs. I told my friend let's leave, and they just blocked the doors and didn't allow us to leave. So many sundown parties happen here. It's not something that is wrong," a guest said.

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