Mumbai Police arrested some prominent IPL players among about 100 people, at a rave party, at the Oakwood Hotel, in Juhu, Mumbai, on Sunday night. Among those arrested were 19 foreign nationals; in all 96 people were arrested including 58 men and 38 women.
The IPL players who were taken into custody and questioned were Pune warriors’ Rahul Sharma and Wayne Parnell, though there has been no corroboration to the effect that either player had ingested drugs at the rave party.
Mumbai Police also took Vishesh Vijay Handa, the person said to have “organized” the party, into their custody, under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.
Over 100 grams of other restricted drugs apart from about 150 grams of cocaine are said to have been recovered by the police who hope to establish guilt on the back of medical tests that they made every detained person undergo. The results of the tests that were conducted at the Juhu Police Station are awaited. The detained individuals included several small-time celebrities.
Police were confident that the results of the blood and urine tests would establish the facts. Rahul Sharma and Wayne Parnell were released after they furnished bonds.
The raid by Mumbai Police, often compared with Scotland Yard, was overseen by Additional Commissioner of Police Vishwas Nangre-Patil. Those found guilty of consuming drugs as established by the medical tests would be taken into custody, police sources said.
Pune warriors’ IPL campaign has ended after the team finished at the bottom of the points table and neither Sharma nor Parnell has any immediate cricket commitment on the horizon.
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