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Late night masquerade party busted in Lonavla, 46 law students from Mumbai detained

Thursday, 3 April 2014 - 5:10pm IST | Place: Pune | Agency: dna

Out of town party turned into a visit to police station for 46 students from Pune and Mumbai who were caught drinking alcohol without permits at a 'loud' party that was busted by Lonavla city police. After receiving complaints from locals that the party was disturbing them, around 12.30pm, Lonavla city police reached a bungalow in the upmarket district of Gold Valley and detained 46 students of a law school in Mumbai including 20 girls for 'indecent behaviour'.
  • Lonavala-party-busting 46 students being escorted to the police station by a van in Lonavala. dna Correspondent dna

Cops said that a masquerade party was underway where booze was flowing freely, none of the revellers had liquor permits. Several condoms and pieces of ladies lingerie were seen strewn on the dance floor. Cops found 34 bottles of beer and 10 liquor bottles, 21 packets of condoms; girls in semi-nude condition at party venue. 

The party

I S Patil, inspector in-charge of Lonavla city police told dna that when he reached the spot with a team of five constables including lady constables, they found that a group of 46 students were having a party at the bungalow which falls in residential zone but had not obtained any party or liquor licenses. He added that not only girls at the party were dressed skimpily but some were in just one piece of lingerie and many couples were found in indecent position. The police found a total 10 bottles of hard liquor and 34 bottles of beer, six hookahs and 21 packets of condom and 28 masquerade masks.
"Initially we landed up in the next door bungalow and we found that a group of Std XII students there who were having a quiet party. The students then told us that there was a party going on next door in which students had come in sports utiliy vehicles in afternoon around 3pm. They started their party around 8pm which was going on till then. Not only did we find liquor but we found pieces of woman's lingerie on the floor." said Patil.

Cops found 34 bottles of beer and 10 liquor bottles, 21 packets of condoms; girls in semi-nude condition at party venue.

The Bungalow

The police then went next door and discovered the party scene where they said they could see couples in indecent position and girls walking on a make-believe ramp dressed skimpily. "One of the party goers later told in their statement that theme for party was masqeurade and when girls were walking on ramp, a game was going on where others had to recognise the girl behind the mask," said a police official.
Meanwhile rural superitendent of police, Manoj Lohiya, told dna that all youngsters were detained and subjected to blood and urine tests in Lonavla government hospital since they were found in inebriated condition.

The students

"The youngsters are fifth year law students from a law college in Mumbai's Vile Parle area who had booked the Lonavla bungalow for Rs 6000 for a farewell party. It is shocking to find that law students themselves are breaking the law. Since the youngsters were found in objectionable positions in semi nude condition, we have booked them under the relevant sections of Indian Penal Code pertaining to obscenity. Besides that, we have also lodged complaint against the caretaker of bungalow, Dilip Yadav, for allowing residential premises to be used for commercial activity." said Lohiya.
He added that only after medical reports are received that confirm or deny that students were in drunken state, would further charges be pressed.

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