7 Karnataka Men Held in Maharashtra Sex Party

Illegal party held at agricultural tourism centre in Panhala; bash organised with director of the centre and alleged trafficker

Published: 13th August 2015 03:48 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th August 2015 03:48 AM   |  A+A-

MUMBAI/BENGALURU:The police in Kolhapur, Maharashtra on Tuesday arrested seven people from Karnataka for their alleged involvement in an illegal sex party. At least four of the arrested people are believed to be Karnataka government employees.

The police raided Indu Shankar Krishi Paryatan Kendra, an agriculture tourism centre, in Panhala at midnight suspecting that it was a front for high profile prostitution.

During the raid they found eight men and four half clad women dancing while drunk. The police also seized items worth Rs 16 lakh including imported liquor, cash and mobile phones.

The Karnataka residents Kiran Rajput, Appasaheb Patil, Manjunath Kalghatgi, Nagraj Hanumanthaiah, Hemant Rame Gowda, Shiv Gowda Patil and Arun Muslimari were caught dancing and consuming liquor.

They were in the company of the director of the “tourism centre” Babasaheb Konde and his accomplice Tina alias Narmita Pandit, an alleged trafficker from Odisha.

The police have recorded Hanumanthaiah, Rame Gowda and Muslimari as Karnataka government officials in the station diary. The others’ identity has been registered as contractors and traders. Rajput claimed to the police that he was an assistant to a former Karnataka minister.

The local court has sent all to police custody for four days.  The Karnataka government has stated that their Maharashtra counterpart or the police have not informed them about the arrest of its employees. An official with the Karnataka Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms (DPAR) told Express,

“Any action can be taken only after confirming the identity of the accused and after confirming that they are government servants.” When the police reached at the spot two people guarding it fled the scene. The “visitors” at the tourism centre were so drunk they did not even realise that police had surrounded the agricultural tourism spot.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp