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Pune rave party guilty to pay Rs 30,000

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Mar 05, 2007 at 09:24pm IST

New Delhi: All the 271 people, most of whom are students, arrested in a pre-dawn raid on a rave party in Pune on Monday have been granted bail by the sessions court.

The guilty will have to pay Rs 30,000 each and will be released on Tuesday.

Police have also detained two alleged drug peddlers from the party, organised by suspected international drug peddlers, and suggest that the drugs were worth Rs 3 crore.

THE PARTY’S OVER: Over 271 people were arrested in a pre-dawn raid on a rave party in Pune.

District Superintendent of Police Vishwas Nagare Patil was quoted by news agency PTI as saying that on Monday’s raid “which comes close on the heels of three similar operations, seven foreigners from countries such as Germany, Iran and Palestine have also been arrested.”

Among those arrested were 27 girls and seven foreigners - two each were from Germany and Iran and three were Palestinians.

"One Shania, a drug pedlar from Ireland, who was to attend the rave party is absconding," Patil said and added, “We are looking for a woman from Ireland who is the prime suspect behind the main supply of narcotics in Sunday's party.”

All those arrested in the raid were booked under the NDPS Act and Foreigners Act while the police are also thinking of invoking provisions of IT act against them because the invitations for the party were sent via the internet.

Police officials added that the party was organised using social networking sites like Orkut and another website called isratrance.com.

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