Police directed to crackdown on rave parties: Goa CM

Panaji, (IANS) Goa Police have been directed to launch a crackdown on rave parties and late night music events which are held in remote areas of the state, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Tuesday.

“Late night rave parties are illegal and it is where drugs are consumed and distributed. Rave parties on beaches or remote areas should be totally stopped,” Parrikar told the media on the sidelines of the Independence Day function here.

Parrikar’s comments comes after two youngsters from Kerala and Tamil Nadu, who were attending rave parties in North Goa’s Anjuna village, died due to suspected drug overdose.

The incident has triggered a crackdown on music events in the the coastal state.

The Chief Minister also said that one of the reasons why it was difficult to eliminate drugs was the complexity posed by new age drugs, which can be easily camouflaged.

“There are many drugs which you cannot identify so easily including the soluble ones… But at the same time information-based action should be taken. If you know that there are such parties going on, the police should be immediately informed,” Parrikar added.

Medaram Jathara

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