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'Rave party' busted in South Delhi, 8 arrested

New Delhi: The Delhi Excise Department and police busted a party in South Delhi's and recovered drugs, which was allegedly sold to guests.

A senior officer claimed it as a rave party, which was going on in Dhan Mill compound. Police sources said that more than 200 persons were present at the party when raid happened.

Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Parminder Singh said that in the intervening night of June 8-9, a joint team of excise department led by ACP Alok Kumar and South district police had conducted a raid after getting inputs about violation of excise liquor's licence and suspected supply of drugs in one of the premises, within the sprawling DHAN MILL compound, 100 Foota Road, Chatterpur Pahadi area, Mehrauli.

"It was also ascertained that the organisers were charging Rs.500/- per unit from the guests for the liquor/ beer being served there. One Pulkit on behalf of organisers claimed that they had a valid liquor licence P 10 for the purpose of serving a limited quantity of beer/liquor," said Add DCP (South Delhi).

However, huge quantity ( much more than the numbers mentioned in the licence)of hard liquor were found at the make shift counters.

Pulkit who happened to be main coordinator in organising this zig was arrested along with the cashier and driver of the SUV, in which liquor in violation of licence terms was found.

He revealed that the whole event was organised by one Gaurav Mavi of Noida and Ali redsient of Noida, both dealing in property business and both of them fled from spot when the Raid was conducted.

"Cash rupees 5.43 lakhs from sale proceeds of liquor, pills and entry fees reportedly charged by the organisers," added Singh.

Police said they also seized 17 dark brown pills, 21 pink colour tablets.

The Delhi Police has registered cases under appropriate sections of the Excise and Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act at Mehrauli police station, adding further investigation in the matter is underway.

The officer said that 16 persons who had organised the party have been detained for questioning in which eight were arrested including organisers.

The party was organised in the name of a foreign DJ.

The police sent two decoy policemen who carried two Rs 2, 000 notes and ordered some drinks as they clicked photographs of the guests.

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