Ex-IPL chairman among 260 held in Guj liquor party raid

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 24 Dec 2016 08:54:18


Our Correspondent,

GANDHINAGAR,

Dec23,

FIR has been filed against 127 men and 134 women including two British nationals for consumption of alcohol, SP Tolambiya said.

FORMER Chairman of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and leading industrialist Chirayu Amin was among 260 of the elites of Vadodara who were among those arrested following a raid on a high profile booze party in prohibition bound Gujarat on Friday night.


That the event was a high society get together was evident when 103 bottles of liquor and 113 bottles of beer totally worth Rs 1,30,000 were seized by the cops.
Bulk of the men and women at the party seemed inebriated and so were taken to the hospital for collecting blood samples to detect the presence of alcohol in their blood stream, Saurabh Tolambiya, Superintendent of Police, Vadodara told mediapersons.


The police confirmed that two FIRs have been filed, a non-bailable offence against the farmhouse owner and his son under Sections of the new prohibition law which has a ten year jail term for storing and distributing liquor.


The other FIR has been filed against 127 men and 134 women including two British nationals for consumption of alcohol, Tolambiya said.


The police also seized 90 vehicles worth over Rs 18 crores from the venue of the partry which was held to celebrate the forthcoming marriage of the farmhouse owner Jeetendra Shah’s grand daughter.
Shah and his son are under interrogation.


All the arrested have been bailed out on a personal bond while the women arrested were bailed out in the night itself. The blood samples have been sent over to the Forensic Science Laboratory, Gandhinagar for further tests. Later, Minister of State for prohibition Pradeepsinh Jadeja said that the State was serious about implementing prohibition. While congratulating the police, Jadeja said that big names did not necessarily guarantee immunity against the law for those involved in offences related to the prohibition law.


The Congress Opposition however termed it as an eye wash.