The petitioner had alleged that the organisers had sold tickets to minors, and liquor was being served to them.

Hyd HC seeks footage of Sunburn Festival as petition alleges liquor sold to minorsImage for representation
news Controversy Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 10:25

Following allegations that liquor was being sold to minors at the venue of the Sunburn Festival, the Hyderabad High Court on Friday directed the Cyberabad police and Telangana Prohibition and Excise officials to submit video footage of the event that took place at Gachibowli stadium in the city. 

The petitioner had alleged that the organisers had sold tickets to minors, as they were admitting everyone above the age of 15, at a venue where liquor was being served.

However, the government's counsel argued that strict instructions had been given to the organisers. Following this, the court adjourned the case.

The Sunburn Festival’s first leg took off in Hyderabad on Friday, and is expected to be followed by Delhi on Saturday and Mumbai on Sunday. 

Karan Singh, CEO Sunburn Global, had earlier said in a statement, "We are making some big and exciting changes to the main festival this year, which will be out soon. We've evolved from being a music festival to an aspirational brand with millions of loyalists. We also have some of best DJs lined up for the festival and hope to really close the year on a high."

This comes a day, The Telangana unit of the Congress lashed out against the festival, which began from Friday. 

Former Congress MP V. Hanumantha Rao on Thursday submitted a representation to the Cyberabad Police Commissioner, requesting that the Sunburn festival be stopped.

Stating that it was 'against Indian culture', Hanumantha Rao said that youngsters were getting 'spoilt' due to the dance and music, along with alcohol.

He also alleged that organisers were allowing youth who were below the age of 15, to buy tickets and enter the venue.

Meanwhile, TPCC spokesperson Addanki Dayakar said that the Telangana government was promoting 'drug culture' in the city, and accused Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao of ignoring it. 

He also asked how permission was given to the festival, while it was being denied for democratic protests by political parties and students. 

 

IANS inputs

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