Ten of the custom officers were superintendents and the other 12 inspectors, all 22 working at Sahar International Airport. Apart from the officers and the girls, the other eight were four men from Mumbai who are believed to have organised the party, the caretaker of the bungalow, a driver and two men who were playing music systems.
The police seized 35 cellphones, along with eight cars, foreign liquor, a laptop, VCDs, a music system and
Rs 55,000 in cash. They produced the group in Wadgaon Maval court in the afternoon and sought custody, but defence lawyers argued this was pointless as police had nothing more to recover. Judicial Magistrate First Class D B Patange then remanded the group to magisterial custody, after which defence lawyers filed for bail immediately.
After competing their shift on Tuesday, the customs men drove to the bungalow in Taj Cottage, Khandala. Their plan was to rejoin work at 8 am on Wednesday. They were carrying their uniforms.
The party started sometime in the evening. Kadam received a tip-off ; the raid came around midnight, by a joint team of the Lonavla city and the rural police.
Darekar said most of the officers and girls were drunk and dancing nude. An adult video was playing on a laptop. Currency notes lay scattered on the ground.
“It is suspicious that so many senior customs officers were partying at the same spot. We are investigating who was behind this party,” Darekar said. “We are also trying to find out whether the dance girls were employed by some escort service.”
Police said a Mumbai-based person owns the bungalow. The party organisers had taken the bungalow on rent for a day from the caretaker.
Women constables nabbed the girls, while male cops rounded up the men. “Initially, the partygoers tried to hide their identities, but later owned up. We were shocked that 22 of them were customs officers,” said Darekar.
The customs officers have been told to report to their commissioner and give an explanation. According to senior officers, none of them have been suspended and any disciplinary action would be taken after each one had been given a chance to explain.
party in mumbai with safe side.before agre party get info me
party in mumbai with safe side.before agre party get info me
If the Customs Officers or anyone wants to have a party or fun and dancing, what these stupid policemen have to do with it. Why can't they mind their own business and look at their own policemen who take haftas and arrest goondas, absconders and other criminals. These customs men have done no wrong, let them enjoy and have fun as long as they don't disturb the common man.
This is the real picture of independent India and we are proud of that when ministers are corrupt the political leaders are chor what we can expect being common man of this great country when we have only right to vote those criminal to govern us.
The point is 'WHO'aid for the party, and how is this repaid by the so called customs officers. Some where the tax payers manoey has been made ' DEEVALI'.
One of the custom officer may find himself appointed CVC at some stage.
when responsible officers are voilating all the norms and law of the land how can you expect an ordinary layman will.it is a dangerous situation,some criminals might have organised this party and there is a possibility of taking pictures and videos of these officers in compromising positions and blackmail for antinational activities.immediatly these officials must be suspended to avoid antinational activities,because they are working in sensitive areas.
dont see any wrong in it .let them enjoy the party
i realy dont think there is any thing serious against the customs officers, as long as they were not in there official hours. or may be there is some "issue" with poice and customs in india. there is so much other big time crimes happening in india, just pretty much surprised police had time and effort to raid a house party.
what is the followup of this story - why has media not reported what action has been taken against the lawbreaking so called protectors of public?
This is the good example about corruption in our India. If this party is organised by any any person who is employed by Airport Authory than this is not so serious otherwise?
This is called woman power! This is where our country is heading towards - moral banruptycy
It is showing "WHAT INDIA IS"
it is absolutely necessary that all these officers should eb suspended and dismissed from the service immediately by the maha govt.they are customs officers and should be over teh board.who has paid for the party and who has arranged the nude and dancing party.the govt has no answer.it is these customs officers who are responsible for guarding our ports and airports are doing such wild parties.if the dance bar girls were driven out from mumbai how these customs officers are being allowed .
Whats happening to this country....is it a crime to party inside your house, is it a crime to drink alcohol, is it a crime to watch porn at home....where the hell are these laws written in IPC....if nobody has any issues, the organizer, the neighbors, the participants why is the police acting smart...Instead of resolving more heinous crimes...which anyway it is impotent to resolve...it is invading on peoples privacy..In a democracy one has all the right to enjoy life if he is not breaking any laws....The only charge which they would have attracted was on moral grounds....Long live indian democracy
True Bose. I too don't find anything wrong if anybody is doing anything Inside his home, without disturbing anybody. Actually, I am not able to see any point in this article :P. I just hope the editor is not from Ram Sene :P
Why is the Indian Express sensationalizing this issue without talking about the charges pressed?Is partying a crime? Is taking alcohol a crime? Did the owner of the bungalow complain? Did any of the 'girls' complain?Why did the police act as busybodies when there was no apparent complaint from any one? It is not clear from the article, which laws were broken (apart from moral ones).I expect a better standard from the Indian Express.
isee the matter
There's no wrong in this party. But the customs officers should have been in their civil dress. Life is to enjoy. If the partygoers did not do anything harmful to the public there is no need to arrest them. Indians should drop hypocracy in morality.