Police held the foreigners for not having valid travel documents besides arresting the organizers for holding a party beyond the permissible time limit.
Drugs were found at the venue, a member of the police team said, claiming it was a rave party .
Joint commissioner of police (CCB) M Chandrashekar said: “Invites to the party that began only after 11.30pm were sent on WhatsApp to different patrons. Based on a tipoff, we raided E Zone on Outer Ring Road in Marathahalli and detained over 35 persons, including the party organizers.” Among the arrested were 17 organiz ers. Most of the detained foreign na tionals were from African coun tries. Over 350 persons were present at the party . When police raided the place, they found many among the foreign nationals did not have valid travel documents. The cops also found 50gm of ganja, apart from contraceptives and condoms.
The cops said the detained persons did not cooperate with them and even assaulted a woman constable identified as Pramila. Among the 17 Indians arrested are bartenders, manager, suppliers and cooks. Of the foreign nationals arrested, three are women. “A majority come to India on student visa and overstayed,” a senior police officer said. Police are looking for the owner of the place, identified only as Reddy, who they say is absconding.
CCB is thinking of deporting the de tained foreign nationals, but will approach the court for permission.