Juhu rave party case: SA cricketer Parnell surrenders in court

Apr 08, 2013, 15:55 IST | Agencies

South African cricket player Wayne Parnell who was a wanted accused in the Juhu 'rave party' case, today surrendered before a local court.

Parnell was later granted bail for Rs 10,000. He had earlier been shown as a wanted accused in the chargesheet of the case.

Last month, the Special NDPS court had given a copy of the chargesheet filed in the case to the accused, including IPL cricketer Rahul Sharma and actor couple Apoorva Agnihotri and Shilpa Agnihotri.

Wayne Parnell
Wayne Parnell had said he and fellow Pune Warriors team-mate Rahul Sharma are innocent

Mumbai Police had on March 6 filed the chargesheet in the case after which the court had summoned all the accused.
Sharma and the actor couple, along with others, had been rounded up after a raid on a suburban hotel.

Police had conducted a raid in May last year on a party at a hotel in suburban Juhu, where drugs were allegedly being consumed, and rounded up around 86 persons.

Wayne Parnell
Wayne Parnell with cops after the raid

They filed a 1,200-page chargesheet against 86 people 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.

The chargesheet named Vishay Handa, the Director of the hotel, Deepesh Sharma and Rakesh Sharma, Agnihotris, and Sharma, among others.

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