Mumbai: The mystery woman who had arranged for cricketers Rahul Sharma and Wayne Parnell to be present during the rave party at Juhus Oakwood Premier hotel that was raided on Sunday, has been identified by cops. Ninety one people were detained during the police operation and the establishments director arrested. The woman, Namrata Kumar, who is a public relations representative, had got in touch with Parnell through one of his friends, model and actress Sofia Hayat.
According to police officers, Hayat, who works for a magazine had posed for a photo shoot through which she got acquainted with Kumar. On Sunday, Kumar, who was assigned to make the party attractive and add glamour to it, asked Hayat to attend the event and also bring her friend Parnell. Kumar knew that if the South African cricketer came, he would get a few more players to the bash.
In his statement to the police, Parnell had confirmed that he was invited by a friend, who knew a PR representative for the event. He said he had been told it was a birthday party. Kumar was called by Juhu police on Wednesday to record her statement. She reportedly told cops that she was responsible for inviting high-profile guests and celebrities to the party and did not know there would be drugs.
When contacted, Hayat said she knows Parnell as a friend, but has no connection with Rahul Sharma. I was going to meet Wayne at the party at 7
12:16 PM, May 25, 2012