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Did guest supply drugs at Mumbai party?

Mumbai police suspect that one of the guests at the rave party which was busted in a Juhu hotel on Sunday night might have been the supplier of drugs found there and are examining whether the two disc jockeys had any links with this person.

For the second consecutive day, the two disc jockeys, Romeo and Deepesh Sharma of Designer Hippies, who played music at the party, were called to the police station on Tuesday and their statements recorded, a police officer at Juhu police station said.

As of now, statements of five persons were recorded, the officer said, but refused to divulge their names and other details.

Police are verifying the antecedents of all the 91 guests at the party as they suspect that one of them could have been the drug supplier and might have thrown away the drugs in the hotel on seeing the police which swooped on the hotel in a surprise raid.

110 grams of cocaine and 64 grams of charas had been recovered from the premises during the raid. The drugs were found on the sofas and the floor but were not recovered from any person.

The investigators are also trying to decode the language used in the invitation. Police are taking help of various party organisers to decode the language used in the invitation.

The invite which has been uploaded on the hotel director Vishay Handa's profile on a popular social networking site, on 14 May, read, 'Support the Music not the Drugs.'

The invite further mentions, 'DESIGNER HIPPIES (United Beats Records, USA) ARE bringing the SUN 'DOWN'. Lets rock this town - so get ready to get high. Please do not try to FLY. Because Flying is an illusion not a Reality, come with us and we'll make you feel Gravity.'

'By using such language, was the organiser trying to indicate the patrons about the availability of drugs in the party?,' asked the police officer.

On the night of 20 May, police busted the rave party at Oakwood Premier hotel and rounded up 91 persons, including IPL players Wayne Parnell, Rahul Sharma and 19 foreign nationals.

The patrons were released in the wee hours next day after their blood and urine samples were taken for medical examination, police said.

Vishay Handa (31), director of the upscale Oakwood Premier hotel, was yesterday arrested under relevant sections of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.

The investigators are also verifying mails exchanged between patrons, DJs and staff of the hotel involved in organising the party.
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