Teenagers consuming alcohol and smoking hookahs with flavoured tobacco and contraband drugs have often been spotted at various pubs in Gurgaon, which is fast emerging as a safe haven for revellers.
Those living in the national capital find it convenient to hold rave parties at secluded locations to take advantage of less police presence as compared to Delhi.
Wednesday’s party was held at a farmhouse in distant Bisar village.
According to the police officials investigating the Bisar incident, at least a dozen parties were organised by the same event manager in NCR towns but out of Delhi. The event manager is based in Delhi.
According to sources, the number of revellers on Wednesday was around 50 to 60. Many of them had managed to escape by climbing the farmhouse boundary wall with the help of trees. The police caught only 44 of them.
The venue of Wednesday’s party was Tiwari farmhouse in Bisar village in Tauru sub-division of Mewat district. The venue is about 70 kms from Delhi and eight kilometers from Tauru. The passage that connects the village from Tauru road is single-lane and dusty.
Since the area is far away from police radar, the farmhouse had become a safe place for revellers. Had the Narcotics Control Bureau not tipped off the police, it would have been almost impossible to bust such events for the Mewat police.
Farmhouses in Delhi are not safe for such party revellers.
The event organisers were charging an entry fee of R1,000 each and selling narcotics to visitors. Liquor was also being served without permission from the excise department. The role of the event organizer and the farmhouse owner is being investigated.
After the Gurgaon police and officials of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) raided the farmhouse in Bisar village, young revellers have begun avoiding the venue.
Some claimed to be unaware of drugs being used at the party, while others requested their parents or friends to pick their cars from the farmhouse.
The farmhouse was locked by officials of Tauru police station, which made it tricky for revellers to retrieve their parked cars. They entered the farmhouse through a muddy path and left through the back door. Alcohol bottles, cigarettes, water bottles and food wrappers were littered at the location. Over 15 cars were parked inside the premises.
“I arrived late for the party and within a few minutes police raided the farmhouse. I did not consume any narcotic substances or even alcohol,” said a 21-year-old student.
Meanwhile, red-faced parents could be spotted at the police station and the farmhouse. They claimed that they were not aware of the rave party and would have stopped their children if they had known what they were up to.
“This farm was constructed over 20 years back and no such activity was ever reported from here. We have never met the owner. In the morning, we spotted two to three girls walking out of the farmhouse,” said a villager, indicating that the number of attendees could be higher.