By CricketCountry Staff
Mumbai: Jul 20, 2012
The Mumbai Police Friday received reports of blood samples of 44 out of the 90 people, who had attended the sundown party at Oakwood Premier Hotel in Juhu.
"Of the 44, two females tested negative, while the rest are positive," Deputy Police Commissioner Pratap Dighaokar told PTI.
These 44 people include two IPL cricketers Rahul and Parnell (both played for Pune Warriors India) and 38 women, police sources said.
On June 22, city police had declared the results of 46 of the 90 people's blood samples, who attended the party, in which 44 tested positive, police said.
Actors Apurva Agnihotri, Anshuman Jha, Parth Sharma, Amit Gaur, famous fashion designer Rocky S, cricketer Bishan Singh Bedi's son Angad Bedi, celebrities Rahul Dahia, Kartik Jobanputra, DJ brothers Dipesh Sharma and Rakesh Sharma and the hotel director Vishay Handa were among the 44 people who tested positive, the results for which were announced on June 20 by the police.
Police had on May 20 raided the posh hotel and rounded up 90 patrons, including foreigners, following specific inputs about the presence of drugs at the party. They were let off after their urine and blood samples were taken.
All those who tested positive would face arrest, another police official said, adding the procedure to arrest would start soon.
Among those tested positive in today's report, 35 had consumed cannabis, three had consumed cannabis as well as cocaine and four others had consumed cannabis and MDMA (better known as ecstasy, a drug usually taken in a pill form).
However, police did not reveal their names.
Both Parnell of South Africa and Rahul claimed innocence with the Indian leg spinner saying he will quit cricket if his blood test returns positive for drugs. Parnell said it was just a simple case of being at a "wrong place at the wrong time" after another controversy struck IPL last night.