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Nov 20, 2008 at 12:21am IST

Rave partygoers test positive for dru

Mumbai: A rave party was busted in Mumbai's Juhu area on October 5. A month later, the Mumbai police is gearing up to make several arrests in the case over 100 youngsters have tested positive for drugs.

The Narcotics cell of the Mumbai police in a raid last month at nightclub called Bombay 72 degrees had detained 231 youngsters and 8 drug peddlers.

"They will be arrested and produced immediately before the court and they will get bail, we will issue summons call then and start the proceedings" says DCP Vishwas Nagre Patil.

According to the police, there were several youngsters from affluent families at this rave party including the sons and daughters of filmstars such as Shakti Kapoor and Aditya Panscholi, who later denied the involvement of their children.

“She had just gone for a Saturday night party with her friends there was just dancing and hanging around,” says actor Aditya Panscholi.

Last year, the police raided a rave party on the outskirts of Pune with several IT professionals and airhostesses, over 280 youth detained, later tested positive for drugs.

But in the Pune rave bust, many of the youth were let off with a stern warning since they were first-time offenders

The Mumbai police will soon make arrests and prosecute the youngsters under the Narcotics and psychotropic substances Act.

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