Deserted farm houses in South Delhi dens of rave parties

By Sanjeev Pal

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Farm houses located in the hidden corner of south Delhi have become the favourite dens for rave parties where drugs and other illegal activities are carried out.

According to the Delhi Police officials, hundreds of farm houses located in Fatehpur Beri, Chattarpur and Bhati Mine village in south Delhi's Mehrauli area are commonly used for booking of these illegal raves, casino, private and high profile parties. During late nights, long queues of high-end cars can be seen entering these farm houses.

"The youth from royal families and majorly businessmen from Gurugram, Central Delhi, Faridabad and Noida facilitate through a common group on 'WhatsApp'. The organisers usually take Rs 10,000 for per couple entry. While for single person entry, they charge Rs 15,000," a senior police officer told IANS.

"From fine quality imported party drugs to liquor and sex deal, everything is available in at giveaway offers behind the doors. Women are hired to entertain guests. Private rooms are arranged for immoral practices," he said.

Generally, such parties are organised during the last weekend of every month. The party organisers give huge bribe to local police in a bid to run it secretly, he added.

"A dedicated team of Crime Branch headed by DCP, ACP's, Inspectors level officers including 15 officers of different rank have been formed for the prevention of these high profile parties in national capital where drugs are supplied by drug peddlers. The team is making efforts in all possible ways to neutralise the supply of drugs," Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) G Ram Gopal Naik told IANS.

On July 16, a team of STARS of Crime Branch headed by DCP, G Ram Gopal Naik and ACP, Arvind Kumar arrested a south Delhi-based drug peddler, Karan Khanna, with California Marijuana (Green Ice Hashish) party drugs that valued Rs 25 lakh in international market.

"Karan Khanna was arrested near Tivoli Garden in Chattarpur, while he was going to supply Green Ice Hashish to rave party organisers in a farm house located in the same area. During interrogation, Khanna disclosed that he used to supply imported drugs on demand to high profile parties in south Delhi and NCR in his SUV to dodge the police late night," Naik said.

The drugs supplied by the peddlers to rave parties in south Delhi are brought from Himachal Pradesh. Kasol is a place from where peddlers bring drugs through a secret network. They then supply the same to their party mongers and friends to organise private parties in farm houses of South Delhi.

"Invitation to these parties is strictly on basis of reference by the friends and no outsider is allowed to join the party," he said.

Earlier this year, South Delhi Police busted a secret party at a farmhouse located in Chattarpur area in which illegal liquor party was organised by violating the excise norms.

In 2017, an illegal casino-cum-bar operating from a farm house in South Delhi's Fatehpur Beri area was busted by the South Delhi Police in which 30 people, including 14 men and five women attendants, were arrested and 13 luxury cars seized during the raid.

Casino tokens worth crores, liquor bottles and hookahs were recovered. The 13-acre farm house located on the Dera Mandi Road was also being used for shooting TV shows and films. Casinos are illegal in the country except in the states of Goa, Sikkim and Daman.

Earlier, Sanik farm area was the hub of organising such secret parties but following back-to-back raids, the party organisers shifted their base to farm houses located in Chattarpur, Mehrauli, Dera and Fatehpur areas, according to the police.

Noida police on May 6 busted a rave party being held illegally at a farm house at sector-135. A total of 161 men and 31 women were arrested.

(Sanjeev Pal can be contacted at Sanjeev.p@ians.in )

--IANS

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