Hyderabad Drugs Raid: Timeline of Events

4 Apr, 2022 11:12 IST|Sakshi Post

The Hyderabad police raided a pub Pudding & Mink around 2 am on Sunday. The Pub is in the Radisson Blu Hotel located in Banjara Hills. Police raided  the pub after they have got a tip-off that some of the people in the pub were consuming drugs. Police said that more than 150 people were in the party on the day of the raid. 

According to the reports, only a few selected customers were allowed into to Pudding & Mink Pub. An app was being maintained and the customers would get a code which they showed at the main entrance to get access into the pub.

Mahadaram Anil Kumar (35), the manager of Pudding & Mink pub, and his partner Abhishek Vuppala (39) have been arrested and another accused, Arjun Veeramachineni, is absconding.

According to a statement from the police, "They have found five small packets containing white powder suspected to be cocaine in the strawholder that was kept at the bar counter, which was in the custody of manager Anil Kumar."

Police Commissioner CV Anand issued  suspension orders to Shiva Chandra, the station house officer of Banjara Hills police station, and a charge memo to M Sudarshan, the assistant commissioner of police (Banjara Hills), for their negligence towards their legitimate duties in the control of narcotics in pubs and bars within their jurisdiction.

In the raid, Niharika Konidela, the daughter of Nagababu and Bigg Boss Season 3 winner Rahul Sipligunj and children of some prominent personalities were among those detained. The blood samples of all of them have been collected and  they were later let off. The bar was open beyond  the stipulated time. Police have filed a case and are investigating from all the possible angles to know exactly what has happened.

An engineering student (23) in Hyderabad died due to drug overdose. The student died in a city hospital on March 23 but the case came to light on Thursday (March 31) after police arrested a drug peddler and three consumers.

Also Read: Radisson Blu Drugs Raid: Banjara Hills CI Suspended, ACP Issued Charge Memo

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