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Mumbai rave party: those who consumed drugs face bailable cases

 Mumbai: In a major relief for those who had tested positive for consumption of drugs at rave party in suburban Juhu, the police  told the court that they would face cases only for consumption. A mere consumption of drugs is a bailable offence, as against selling.

The special Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act court here was hearing anticipatory bail applications of 13 out of the 44 persons who had tested positive for drugs
following the police raid at hotel Oakwood in suburban Juhu in May.

Police said that all those who were partying and had taken drugs would be booked only for consumption. However, Disc Jockeys Deepesh Sharma and Rakesh Sharma, and the
organizer Suryaprakash Ijangare, were facing conspiracy charges.

PTI

After noting the police's reply, the court disposed of the anticipatory bail pleas of those who are accused of only consumption. The order on the anticipatory bail pleas of Sharmas and Ijangare is reserved till today.

Meanwhile, suburban Khar police today arrested a person for selling cocaine, of the same quality as seized in the Juhu case.  Acting on a tip-off, police arrested Bakul Chandelia.
Police said they were now probing if Chandelia had anything to do with the Juhu case.

PTI