Hyderabad police throw ‘psychedelic party’ at pub, 24 arrested for drug use, including MNC employees, DJs

Hyderabad police throw ‘psychedelic party’ at pub, 24 arrested for drug use, including MNC employees, DJs

Hyderabad News: Hyderabad police conducted a joint operation that resulted in the arrest of 24 individuals who tested positive for narcotics. The raid, conducted at the Cave Pub in Khajaguda area, was triggered by intelligence reports of an event called a ‘Psychedelic Party’ that allegedly promoted consumption of narcotics and psychotropic drugs.

The operation was conducted in collaboration with Raidurgam police, Cyberabad police special operations team, Telangana Anti-Narcotics Bureau and teams of Prohibition and Excise (State Task Force). During the operation, the authorities apprehended several individuals, including employees of multinational companies, who tested positive for drugs like cannabis, cocaine and methamphetamine.

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Among those arrested are two disc jockeys, Sandeep Sharma and Sai Gaurang, who consumed ganja and cocaine and ganja and methamphetamine respectively. The pub managers, Abaullah Ayub and R Shekar Kumar, and their partners Rajesh, Abhinav, Sai Krishna and Sunny, are suspected of encouraging and allowing drug consumption during the event.

According to an NDTV report, a senior police official said, “The users have voluntarily admitted to consuming drugs. We have collected information from all the links in the chain. We will call their parents and elders in their family and ensure that they reach a de-addiction centre. They will be randomly tested five times and their results should be negative. We also pray that they have not become addicted to weed and drugs.”

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The crackdown comes just two days after students of Osmania Medical College were arrested for possession of cannabis. Authorities have expressed concern over the growing trend of youth and students getting addicted to drugs, leading them to criminal activities and other anti-social behaviour. Several families have fallen victim to this menace.

The Telangana Anti-Drugs Bureau has appealed to youth and students not to give in to drug addiction and urged parents to keep a close watch on their children’s activities. The public has been encouraged to provide any information related to such illicit activities by calling the helpline number 8712671111, with an aim to create a drug-free city.