Rave party: Bengaluru police arrest 5, seize drugs; Andhra MLA’s pass found in car

Meanwhile, Telugu actor Hema dismissed some reports that claimed that she was present at the rave party in Bengaluru.

ByMahesh M Goudar

Published May 20, 2024 | 3:27 PMUpdatedMay 20, 2024 | 4:33 PM

Raid on rave party in Bengaluru

The Central Crime Branch (CCB) of the Bengaluru police raided a farmhouse on the outskirts of the city where a rave party was going on and seized ‘Ecstacy’ pills, cocaine and other drugs, sources said on Monday, 20 May.

Acting on a tip-off, the raid was carried out at a farmhouse near Electronic City in the wee hours of Sunday and is still in progress, according to sources in the CCB.

“The CCB conducted a raid on a farmhouse, where a rave party was underway till late at night. There were confusions about the jurisdictions whether it falls under Bengaluru Rural or Bengaluru City limits. As it was on the border area, the Bengaluru Central Crime Branch has conducted a raid and is investigating the case,” said police sources.

“In this rave party, most of them were from Hyderabad and there are very few locals,” claimed police.

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Around 100 people attended

There were more than 100 attendees from Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Bengaluru, including over 25 young women. DJs, models, actors, and techies were among those present at the party. The police said that the attendees were undergoing medical tests.

“A total of five people have been arrested connected to this rave party. The remaining are still undergoing medical tests and action will be taken based on the medical reports,” police said.

“Most of them are techies from Hyderabad. The CCB has recovered 15 gm of MDMA, 6 gm of cocaine and 6 gm of hydro marijuana and other narcotic substances,” added the sources.

The event conducted between 5 pm (18 May) and 6 am (19 May) was said to be a birthday party organised by a Hyderabad-based individual named Vasu.

The party was estimated to cost ₹50 lakh a day, sources said.

Police confirmed the presence of a vehicle with the MLA pass of Andhra Pradesh Minister K Govardhan Reddy and said that the minister or his men were not present at the party.

Additionally, more than 15 luxury cars were also parked on the premises.

Meanwhile, Telugu actor Hema dismissed some reports that claimed she was present at the party. In a video statement, she said that she was in Hyderabad.

(Edited by Muhammed Fazil with PTI inputs)