Jan 022012
 
 Mumbai: Party revellers gearing up for the New Year bash need to be extra cautious as trouble makers are on prowl. The item girls are on the target of drug mafia for the New Year celebrations.

Fearing trap of anti-narcotics cell, the drug peddlers have discovered novel way to transport the drugs into the New Year bashes across the city.

The fool-proof plan of one of the drug peddlers was unearthed by a Jaipur-based model turned item girl Rozlyn Khan who has registered a complaint with the Mumbai Police for the same.

Rozlyn, known for her music video dedicated to Bachchan family unearthed the modus operandi of how the item girls and performers are going to be the easy catch for the drug dealers.

“A caller claiming to be an International event organiser Antony approached me for a private show in one of the five star hotels. He was willing to pay me three times more of my fees which turned me suspicious,” said Rozlyn in a complaint with the Oshiwara Police station.

The model-turned-item girl charges over Rs 3 lakh for her single performance. “But the organiser was offering to pay the amount as high as Rs 12.5 lakh for my show,” she said.

According to her, the calls were made from abroad as the number had an international code. “After a few rounds of talks, the caller said that the show fees would be handed over to me by his associate in Mumbai. The amount will be in a travel bag, which I would have to carry along with me,” said Rozlyn.

The offer made by the caller grew her suspicion stronger. “After my repeated questions, the caller’s associated revealed that the bag would contain drugs which I would have to carry with me inside the party venue since I would get a VIP access to the party without going through security check,” Rozlyn told the police.

Rozlyn also said that a lot of item girls were being approached by these drug dealers and many of them agreed to the deal without knowing what was inside the bag. “I refused him to do the show warning him not to call me again. However, he threatened me not make a police complaint.”

Rozlyn felt that informing the police about the episode as her social responsibility. “I didn’t want any innocent to fall prey to such vicious tactics and so I registered the complaint,” she said.

The police have registered the complaint against the anonymous caller under section 507 IPC, criminal intimidation by anonymous communication.

“We are getting a lot of tip offs. In the wake of increased complaints of drug peddling, we have started keeping an eye on the popular pubs and discotheques to curb drug abuse during the party season,” an officer of anti-narcotic cell said on the condition of anonymity.

He said that the police teams are interacting with the organisers to find out what these popular hangouts have on the cards for this New Year’s Eve. my source- http://daily.bhaskar.com/article/MAH-MUM-item-girls-on-target-drug-syndicate-new-year-plans-unearthed-2693369.html?RHS-top_news=

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