Gurgaon Police registers case against Metallica concert organizers

Gurgaon, Oct 29: Gurgaon Police have registered a criminal case against DNA Networks, the organizers of the Metallica concert, here.

The concert was initially postponed by a day after crowds went on a rampage, damaging property at the venue. As a result, the show was cancelled, presumably for security reasons, though no official statement was given.

“The organizers have not come up with a satisfactory explanation for the cancellation. The Gurgaon Police have received many complaints in this regard. Acknowledging them, we have registered a criminal case and are investigating the matter,” said Maheshwar Dayal, Deputy Commissioner of Police, East Gurgaon.

Dayal said tickets would be refunded as soon as possible. He alleged that the fans had gone on a rampage because of the organizers’ delay in letting people into the venue. It had caused overcrowding outside.

Defending the organizers, Rajesh Bachani, representing DNA, said incensed fans had caused extensive damage to the equipment, which had made it impossible to stage the show.

“Even we need to investigate and get into everything, but we were ready to do the show at 4 o’clock tomorrow. The only problem is our stage and equipments have been destroyed,” said Bachani.

The cancellation of the Metallica concert brings another embarrassment for India, as a concert by Canadian rock star Bryan Adams was cancelled on February 15 after Delhi Police denied permission to the organizers to host it.(ANI)