Rave party goers' kin rough up media
Posted on: 02:17 AM IST Mar 07, 2007
New Delhi: Irate parents, relatives and friends of the rave party revellers on Tuesday manhandled mediapersons who were trying to catch a glimpse of the six accused, including two girls, who were released from Yerwada jail after getting bail.
They damaged cameras of mediapersons but the police did not intervene.
Two hundred and seventy one youngsters were taken into custody on Sunday morning for attending a rave party on Holi. Most are now awaiting bail and will be released on Wednesday after completion of formalities.
However, bail will be just temporary relief for them as all 271 accused have to report in court every 15 days till the police files its final chargesheet and if they are found guilty of drug abuse, they may face up to one year of rigourous imprisonment.
Family members of many of the accused are loudly protesting the police action. They say the police has unfairly detained 'everybody' present at the party.
On Tuesday, parents and relatives of the party goers were seen completing formalities and furnishing the bond. The passports of some of the revellers have been impounded.
The Pune Police claim they have evidence that drug parties like this particular one are organised using social networking sites like Orkut and isratrance.com.
The involvement of an international drug syndicate is being investigated.
(With inputs from UNI)