Juhu Rave Party: Absconding South African Cricketer nailed

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Mumbai, April 8: In a breakthrough of infamous Juhu rave party case, the absconding South African cricketer Wayne Parnell surrendered in a court in Mumbai on Monday, April 8.

Recently, Mumbai police filed charge-sheet against IPL cricket player Rahul Sharma, Wayne Parnell and television actor couple Apoorva Agnihotri and Shilpa Agnihotri used drug.

Parnell was named absconding accused in the case. Police had filed a 1,200-page chargesheet against 86 persons while 35 accused, mostly foreigners, were shown as wanted, a police official had earlier said. The wanted accused include foreigners, who left the country after the medical examination.

"We have filed a 1,200-page charge-sheet against 86 persons while 35 accused, mostly foreigners, have been shown as wanted," said a police official.

The charge-sheet named Vishay Handa, the Director of the hotel, DJs Deepesh Sharma and Rakesh Sharma, Agnihotris, and Sharma, among others. The cricketers and actors were present at the May 20, 2012 party at Juhu's Oakwood hotel.

They have been accused of consuming cannabis. Meanwhile, MD Hussain, one of the persons present at the party who had tested positive for cannabis, filed an application seeking immunity from prosecution under section 54 A of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.

Under the section, any person, who is charged with offences involving a small quantity of narcotic drugs and who voluntarily seeks to undergo medical treatment from a de-addiction cetre, can be given immunity. Hussain contended he had undergone de-addiction at government-run hospital.

OneIndia News

Story first published: Monday, April 8, 2013, 15:58 [IST]
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