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Jul 07, 2012 at 10:03pm IST

No relief for DJ duo in Mumbai rave party case

Mumbai: A special NDPS court on Saturday rejected anticipatory bail applications of two Disc Jockeys who were allegedly present at the suburban Juhu rave party busted in May.

While refusing to grant relief to Deepesh Sharma and Rakesh Sharma, the court disposed of the bail application of alleged event manager at the party, Suryaprakash Ijangare, as no case was registered against him so far.

The special Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act court on Friday disposed of the bail applications of 13 out of 44 persons, who were tested positive for consumption of drugs, after police told the court that they would be charged only for consumption of the contraband.

No relief for DJ duo in Mumbai rave party case

The court also disposed of the bail application of alleged event manager at the party, Suryaprakash Ijangare.

Consumption of drugs is a bailable offence, as against selling.

On May 20, police had raided hotel Oakwood and rounded up 92 people, including foreigners, following specific inputs about the presence of drugs at the party. They were let off after their urine and blood samples were taken.

According to police, 44 out of 92 people who were rounded up from the plush hotel had tested positive.

While 44 out of 46 males had tested positive, the results of the other 46 people, including two IPL cricketers Wayne Parnell and Rahul Sharma (both played for Pune Warriors India) and 38 women, are awaited, police commissioner Arup Patnaik had said earlier.

According to him, among the 44 who tested positive so far, 27 had consumed cannabis, one had MDMA (better known as Ecstasy, a drug usually taken in pill form) while 16 had consumed both the drugs.

Police had also seized 4,000 (music) tracks from the accused DJ brothers at the party, of which 95 per cent of the tracks were of trance music.

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