The Chandrayangutta police took nine people into custody on Tuesday for obscenity and for not taking prior permission.

Belly dancing event at wedding reception lands groom eight others in jail
news Crime Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 10:48

A late night wedding reception at Bandlaguda that hosted a belly dance performance has resulted in the arrest of nine people, including the bridegroom. The Chandrayangutta police took nine people into custody on Tuesday for obscenity and for not taking prior permission; three others are absconding.

The belly dancing programme was arranged during 37-year-old Yahya Bin Salam Bahamed’s wedding reception at the Noori Palace Function Hall at Bandlaguda. Bahamed is a businessman from Barkas and got married on Thursday.

“During the reception, a few relatives of the bridegroom had organised a music and dance programme. Russian dancers brought in from Mumbai and Delhi had performed obscene dances at the reception to the music played by the DJs and orchestra," said deputy commissioner of police (south) V Satyanarayana while speaking to reporters on Tuesday evening.

At around 1.30 am on Sunday, police received a call through 100 with complaints about the noise from the function hall. Soon, a night patrol party from the Chandrayangutta police station reached the spot and stopped the music orchestra and booked a sound pollution case.

“A police party went to the spot and stopped the music. When the team left, it resumed again," the officer said.

“After the guests and police left the place, Bahamed and the Walima organiser Abdulla and others called the Russian belly dancers who were accommodated at a hotel in Attapur to the stage and made them perform. About six songs were played with low music. There was not much gathering and nobody suspected there were these dancers performing inside the function hall,” police said.

However, the incident came to light when the video of the performance went viral on social media after it was uploaded to social media by someone who was present at the function.

The Chandrayangutta police booked a case and arrested the organisers under sections 294 (Obscene acts and song), and 188 (Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of the IPC. The arrested were Yahya Bin Salam Bahamed, Abdullah Bin Mohammed, Russian Ramesh Babu, an agent who arranged dancers from Russia, Mohd Hamid, Jogi Venkatesh, Mohd Waseemuddin, Syed Firasat Ali, Zahuruddin Mohammed and Mohd Amjad. Officials said the three who are absconding will be apprehended and arrested soon.