Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) Over a month after 96 people were detained for allegedly consuming drugs at a Mumbai hotel, 44 people tested positive for drugs as the results for the first batch arrived Friday, police said.
Speaking to reporters here, Mumbai Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik said that test results of 46 people have been received and 44 of them have tested positive for drugs.
Two cricketers from the Indian Premier League's Pune Warriors team - Rahul Sharma and Wayne Parnell - were among the 96 people (58 men and 38 women) detained on the night of May 20. Drugs like Ecstasy and charas and 110 grams of cocaine were also seized from Juhu's Oakwood Premier hotel in northwest Mumbai.
Patnaik said that the results of only 46 people have arrived so far. Police is expecting test results of at least 50 others whose blood and urine samples were taken in the early hours of May 21.
Hotel director Vishesh Handa was arrested the next day under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act. He was released on bail June 1.