Sunburn 2012: No drugs or music after 10pm warns Goa CM

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has said that the 'Sunburn' musical festival, scheduled for Goa this month-end, will be stopped if it is found to be violating laws including use of drugs.

"If 'Sunburn' is found playing loud music after 10pm or if there is any consumption of drugs, we will stop the event immediately," Parrikar told reporters on Sunday.


'Sunburn 2012', an electronic dance music festival is scheduled to be held from 27-29 December.

Parrikar said he will also suspend the police officials, if they are found not to be taking action against the use or sale of narcotics.

He also said that the CCTV cameras installed to monitor movement of the participants at the festival would be under police control.

"Police might not man it, but whenever we ask for the footage, the organisers will have to give the access," he added.

'Sunburn' has been given permission in-principle, he said, adding that the state government's committee will give a formal approval to it after going through the guidelines.

The Chief Minister had on Saturday announced that the event would be made smoke-free and a tab would be kept on the sale and consumption of drugs during the fest.


Published Date: Dec 16, 2012 16:09 PM | Updated Date: Dec 16, 2012 16:09 PM

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