South African cricketer Wayne Parnell, who was declared absconding by the Mumbai police, surrendered before a sessions court on his arrival in the city on Monday.
The court had granted him bail against a bond of Rs.10,000. He is contemplating challenging the blood report presented by the Mumbai police to the court, says Sources close to the player.
Parnell was among the total of 86 people who are accused of consuming drugs at a rave party which was held at the Juhu Oakwood hotel in May 2012, which was raided by police.
During the time of the raid, the police had also manage to seize 110 grams of cocaine and MDMA from the hotel. Parnell, who was charge sheeted with 35 other foreigners on March 6, has been seeking legal advice on the case since then.
A source has said that, “He is very sure that the sample that was taken from him could not have tested positive. He is willing to fight it out legally and is exploring the legal avenues in the case.”
“He is right now concentrating on his IPL game, but once free, he will write to the authorities in Mumbai to produce his blood sample, which they claim is positive. We will then test it with his blood sample to see if the two samples match at all or not. If it does not, then there is definitely a case for Wayne to take up for all the damage this investigation has caused him,” added the source.
The Mumbai police has made and handed over a copy of the 1,200 pages charge sheet to Parnell, who represents Pune Warriors in the IPL
Parnell’s colleague and cricketer Rahul Sharma, TV actor Apurva Agnihotri, fashion designer Rocky S and former cricketer Bishan Singh Bedi’s son Angad had also been tested positive for drugs.