After the booze-biryani party was broken up by the law on Sunday morning, the youths had to go through many other hitches… They were made to have the ‘anna-sambar’ supplied by ISKCON — at the Parappana Agrahara central prison in the city.
Though the 100 youths arrested had obtained bail from the Magadi magistrate’s court on Monday, they could not leave the jail on technical grounds. The bail order was passed on Monday afternoon and the court asked each of them to furnish a cash surety of Rs 3,000 or a surety by a reputed individual for Rs 20,000. By the time they could fulfill these conditions, it was late in the evening.
Matters were even worse for the 40 foreign nationals among those arrested. Unlike their local counterparts, they had no relatives or acquaintances to bail them out. Ultimately, the lawyers for the other arrested persons came to their aid.
“Till 6 pm, nobody came with a bail order. Even if it comes after 6 pm, we cannot release them. They have to wait till Tuesday morning. Meanwhile, they will have to eat jail food and spend a night in the barracks,” jailer Vishwanathaiah told to a leading paper in town. The girls had been lodged separately in the jail, he said.
The new inmates in their denims, T-shirts and short skirts were objects of curiosity in the jail. Some of the girls and boys did not touch any prison food, and several were crying constantly. Some were reportedly heckled by other jail inmates. The court has further directed that all those arrested will have to furnish a bond of Rs 20,000 before April 4.
This party incident leaves many questions unanswered. Like: