After smuggling fake currency notes into the country, the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Pakistan’s intelligence agency, has now taken to the sinister plot of supplying rave drugs to destroy the cream of India’s youth, said state home minister RR Patil, while replying to a calling motion by Shiv Sena member Neelam Gorhe in the state assembly on Wednesday.
Even as Gorhe wondered why the media is invariably present at every raid, she pointed out that even the innocent, often dining at such party venues, are presumed to be taking rave drugs. “Today, middle-class people are scared to hold parties, for they never know when the police will land up, slap drug charges against them and arrest whoever is present,” she said. Considering that the media presence at the raids often resulted in images of innocent people being flashed on TV, the Sena member further demanded that the media should not be allowed to cover them.
To this, Patil insisted that the police never ask the media to accompany them. “The media comes to know of the parties and raids beforehand and is present there,” he said. In case of the recent rave bust on May 20, Patil informed the house that of the 92 people whose samples were collected, 44 have tested positive, two were clean, while the remaining reports are expected in a few days.
Defending the hockey-stick wielding assistant police commissioner Vasant Dhoble, Patil said, “If someone is playing hockey at the time of being informed of a rave, do you expect him to drop his stick and then proceed? Wrong motives are being attributed to an innocent act, while the focus must be on stopping the ISI, which is actively pushing these drugs into the country.”