Two Pune Warriors IPL players, Rahul Sharma and Wayne Parnell, were amongst hundred people who were detained by the Mumbai police on Sunday night during a raid at a rave party.
The raid was conducted at the famous Oak Woods Hotel in Juhu, where the rave party was being held.
The right-arm spinner Rahul Sharma however, claimed that he was at the hotel for a different party. "I went for a birthday party at Oakwoods Hotel in Juhu. I had just reached there but nobody was present", said Sharma.
His mother too said her son has done no wrong. "My son is fine, he went for a birthday party. How would he know whether people are going to take drugs over there or there is going to be a police raid? My son is fine, there is no problem. He has done no wrong," she said.
The players have undergone a medical test but the reports are yet to come in so there is no final confirmation yet that they did consume banned drugs.
Among those detained were a large number of celebrity children and people connected to the film industry. Many of them were foreigners.
The police had seized 110 grams of cocaine and drugs like Ecstasy from the spot and the source of the drug is being investigated. A case has been registered under the Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.