Saturday, 29 October 2011

4 organisers arrested, show cancelled

Four officials of a company involved in organising rock band Metallica's maiden concert in India have been arrested on charges of cheating even as the event by the celebrated American heavy metal band has been cancelled on "security grounds".
Hours after the concert failed to take off as scheduled last night and triggered chaos at the Leisure Valley venue with fans going berserk, police arrested four persons belonging to DNA network, the event management company looking after the show.
They were arrested under sections 406 (breach of trust) and 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code, police said.
Those arrested include Ashok, Rajesh, Savia Faleio and Umesh.
The company said, "The band was notified that there was a serious question as to whether the show could proceed with regard to the safety of the concert audience".

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