Mamallapuram: Just days after a rave party was busted in Tamil Nadu’s Pollachi, near Coimbatore, another rave party was busted at a resort near Mamallapuram. As many as 160 people were detained, including seven women.

Reports suggest that as many as 100 police personnel were involved in carrying out the raid after the district superintendent of police R Ponni received a tip-off on Sunday (May 5).

The tip-off stated that the rave party was being organised at Odour Resort off East Coast Road, near Mahabalipuram.

A police team comprising over 100 policemen including ASPs and DSPs surrounded the resort in the wee hours and took 160 people into custody.

The operation lasted three hours. The police also said that those taken into custody were from in and around Chennai.

The party’s invitation was circulated through Facebook and WhatsApp, which said that the party was a get-together where a DJ would also be present.

The entry fee collected from the participants was Rs 1,000 per head. Police said that the participants were in the age group of 18 to 25. Most of them were college students although a few IT professionals were also at the party.

Police let the revellers go after they promised not to participate in such events in the future.

The police also arrested 12 organisers of the event and registered FIRs against them under provisions of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act and the Tamil Nadu Prohibition Act and remanded them to judicial custody.

Police are also investigating the role of the resort owner. Based on the orders of the district collector, the resort was sealed by the police in the wee hours of Monday (May 6).