HYDERABAD: Shaking a leg with a peg in hand, loud music and indulging in gallons of alcohol -- this is a typical scene of a weekend party at farm houses in the outskirts of the city. Occasional celebrations of this kind at might seem justified for some. But if you plan to revel in this fashion, you better seek all due permission from concerned departments as police personnel say they get information about ongoing parties from localities and other sources during regular checks.
A few minutes of online search and options of farmhouses for rent pour out in a torrent. Most of them, located in outskirts come under the purview of Cyberabad Police.
Though it may seem like an easy ride, people getting caught by police for organising obscene dancing, rave parties at farm houses, hits news time and again. The reason -- most of them feel the need to seek permission.
Inspector of Shamirpet Police Station, A Sattaiah points at the same. “If party organisers plan to do something against stated laws, they do not seek permission -- like organising rave parties,” he says.
If liquor is going to be part of a revelry, then permission should be sought from Excise department and from concerned Assistant Commissioner of Police for playing music. If the gathering is going to be huge, then permission should be sought from the Commissioner of Police.
“We give permission for marriage and reception but not for other occasions. Even if we did, we don’t generally permit loud music,” says K Ganga Reddy, ACP, Rajendranagar. He adds that consent is given for microphone and speakers of a certain kind and the devices should be switched off as the clock strikes 10 (pm).
Depending on situation and violations, police book cases under different sections,which includes IPC 294 for obscene Acts, narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances act for use of drugs and under some sections of Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act.