No Drug Found at Sunburn Music Fest Venue: Goa Home Minister

Giving clean chit to the organizers of Sunburn music festival, Goa home minister Ravi Naik has said that anti-narcotic sleuths didn’t find any drug at the place from where Delhi-based girl Meha Bahuguna was transported to a city hospital in a critical condition after she reportedly consumed drugs.

“When Anti-Narcotic cell sleuths inspected the place they did not find anything…. that means there was nothing,” Naik said.

Naik said that the information DGP BS Bassi received of drugs being easily available at the fest in Candolim beach must have been wrong.

The minister said that state police made no delay to inspect the venue and check on the information received by the DGP.

“There was no delay. Certain information can be false. The DGP may receive false information sometimes. The inspection was conducted but there were no drugs,” he said.

In response to a query as to why a raid was not carried out at the fest, Naik said, “If there are no drugs, then on whom should the raid be conducted?”

The 23-year-old Delhi girl, working in Bangalore, died on December 30 of drug overdose, a day after she was transported in a drugged condition to Vintage hospital from the Sunburn music festival at Candolim beach, 20 kms away from Goa.

She was admitted in a critical condition on December 29 evening.

Reports said that the DGP had issued instructions to Superintendent of Police (ANC) Veenu Bansal to check the sale of narcotics during the two-day music fest from December 27-29.

However, the searches were conducted only on December 29, the last day of the festival.

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