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Greater Noida: Two dancers and 13 BDC officials arrested for ‘obscene’ dance party

The men were holding a house party in Greater Noida ahead of block level elections in Sahibganj block of Chandauli district.

noida Updated: Jul 07, 2017 09:27 IST
The men and the two women were arrested on Thursday afternoon.
The men and the two women were arrested on Thursday afternoon.

The police arrested 15 people — two women and 13 block development committee (BDC) members — on Thursday afternoon from a house in Chi-Phi sector of Greater Noida for being part of an obscene dance show.

The accused were booked under Section 294 (display of obscene acts and shows) of the IPC, the police said.

According to the police, the men were allegedly involved in organising a dance show of the two women ahead of block-level elections in Sahibganj block of Chandauli district.

The police raided the place after receiving complaints from residents of the area on the police helpline number 100 about the loud music. The police said the party had started around 1pm on Thursday and, by 2.30pm, it was busted.

“We received the information that an obscene show is going on at a residence in Chi-Phi Sector 4. The loud music had disturbed the neighbours. When we reached the spot, we nabbed the men and women involved in the act,” said Amit Kishor Shrivastava, circle officer, Greater Noida.

According to the police, the accused are BDC members of Sahibganj block of Chandauli district and they were allegedly ‘partying’ at the vacant house.

“Block elections are due in Sahibganj block of Chandauli and the men were involved in the polls. We are investigating the matter to get further leads,” Shrivastava said.

There were multiple claims regarding the political affiliation of the accused as a few bystanders claimed that they were Bharatiya Janata Party supporters while others said they were Samajwadi Party supporters.

However, Shrivastava rubbished these claims and said, “Block-level elections are not fought on a party-level but independently. These men have no political affiliations.”

The police is waiting for the medical reports of all 15 persons to confirm if they were consuming alcohol. The police are investigating the matter to find out the person who organised the obscene party. “We have been checking with the persons we picked up to find out the organiser but none of them has revealed anything. We will find soon find out the person who paid for the music and the women dancers,” Shrivastava said.