Police have busted a rave party at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. Police were informed that a rave party was being held at the Hotel's Pudding & Mink Pub. Police in the North Zone, Central Zone, and West Zone Task Force raided the area around 2.30 am on Sunday.
About 157 people, including pub owners, were detained and taken to the police station for partying in the pub after the allowed hours and organizing a rave party. Of these, 99 were young men, 39 were young women and 19 were pub staff. Among those detained by the police were Singer, Bigg Boss winner Rahul Sipligunj, actress Niharika, and some other celebrities.
Police collected details from them and sent them away. Actress Niharika and Rahul Sipligunj were also given notices and released. Police, on the other hand, found cigarettes containing cocaine, marijuana, some types of drugs, and LSD during the raid on the rave party. They were later seized. A case has already been registered against the pub owners in this regard.
Meanwhile, the Telangana government took the issue seriously. The government opined that the Banjara Hills police had not taken action despite complaints from locals in the past. With this, Banjara Hills CI Sivachandra was suspended by CP CV Anand. ACP Sudarshan, on the other hand, was also given a charge memo. The CP directed the ACP to give an explanation on the matter. The pub is in close proximity to the police station, yet the department did not act, locals allege.