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Over 300 arrested at party held without liquor license

Pune, Sep 3 , 2012 (PTI)
 Girls covering their faces after they were detained by the police during a raid at a bar in Pune on Sunday. Around 300 youths were detained by the police and were released later. PTI Photo

Pune: Girls covering their faces after they were detained by the police during a raid at a bar in Pune on Sunday. Around 300 youths were detained by the police and were released later. PTI Over 300 people including 114 women and four organisers were arrested after police raided a party at a hotel where liquor was being served allegedly without a license in Wagholi near here, police said today.

Acting on a tip-off, police raided the party at Maya lounge and bar in the early hours of Sunday and arrested 300 men and women, mostly in their 20s, partying there and four organisers for holding a party without a valid liquor permit.

Alcohol worth Rs 9.8 lakh was also seized from the place, police said.Later, the 300 party-goers were let off on bail after their blood samples were collected for testing, police said.

Pune SP (rural) Manoj Lohiya said based on the complaints of the residents in the vicinity that loud music was being played and liquor served at a party late in the night, police raided the Maya lounge and bar.

"The event organisers had permission to party till 11 PM, but as the party went on late in night...we raided it. We found at least 300 people dancing to loud music and most of them were under the influence of alcohol," a police officer said.
Further investigation was on in the case, police added.


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