No conspiracy charge against those who took drugs at Juhu party
Police have confirmed that the 44 persons who tested positive for drugs at a sundown party on May 20 would be booked only for consumption of drugs, which is a bailable offence.mumbai Updated: Jul 07, 2012 01:53 IST
Police have confirmed that the 44 persons who tested positive for drugs at a sundown party on May 20 would be booked only for consumption of drugs, which is a bailable offence.
However, the two disc jockeys, Deepesh Sharma and Rakesh Sharma, and the organiser of the party, Suryaprakash Ijangare, would be booked for conspiracy.
The disclosure was made on Friday before the special NDPS court, which was hearing anticipatory bail applications of 13 of the 44 persons whose medical reports had shown traces of narcotics.
The prosecution, in a separate reply during the proceedings, said all those who tested positive would be booked under section 27 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS).
After taking into consideration the prosecution’s statement, the court dismissed all bail applications, as the offence was bailable.
The court added that police may arrest these persons and seek their custody for interrogation in future.
Among those would benefit from the move are actor Apoorva Agnihotri, model Kartik Jobanputra, Yuvraj Bhalla, actor Amit Gaur, Supratik Roy, fashion designer Rakesh Singhvi (Rocky S), former cricketer Bishen Singh Bedi's son Angad Bedi, Arsh Khan, Parth Mishra and Ramandeep Arya.
However, the court reserved its order on the bail pleas of the two DJs and the party organiser till Saturday.
On May 20, police had raided the Oakwood hotel at Juhu and rounded up 92 persons, including some foreign nationals, following a tip-off about consumption of drugs at the party.
The partygoers were let off after their blood and urine samples were collected by the police. In the first set of test reports, 44 of 46 persons were found to have consumed drugs.
Anticipating arrest, 13 persons including the two disc jockeys and the organiser moved the special court seeking anticipatory bail.