Nagpur City police seized a massive consignment of more than 765 kg of Ganja (Marijuana) worth around 80 lakhs last week, but were unable to nab the driver and his companion who were carrying this substance in an ambulance having a vehicle number registered in Madhya Pradesh and papers indicating that the van belonged to Chhattisgarh
This week also a consignment of marijuana ferried in 83 parcels wrapped in brown paper which was worth 19 lakhs, having a Delhi registration number that had met with an accident during the early hours of Monday at Chikhli Maina on Sawargaon Katol road which is 80km away from the city. Two persons, including the driver of the mishap-hit car have been nabbed by rural cops from the Katol police station.
The persons arrested in the latest case have been identified as Amit Singh Tomar (25) from Mathura and Vijaypal Koi (27), a native of Delhi. With Tomar driving the car and Koi seated beside him, they were heading towards Agra, the police informed Times Of India.
The two tried to walk away from farms when their car met with an accident and rolled down a canal breaking through the parapet of a small bridge to avoid head-on collision with a truck- but were nabbed as rural cops arrived at the scene. The duo was caught when villagers informed cops that the car belongs to them and 83 parcels were found in the dickey of car.
A senior police officer claimed that now they will depend on finding CCTV footages and also call details record of the mobile phones seized during action.
The case indicates the presence of an interstate gang dealing in contraband substances. The cops are in search for the mastermind of the gang who has been identified as “Tiger”. The duo informed the police that they halted at a Katol based hotel for the last two days and admitted Tiger having handed the car to them. Tiger had urged them to take the car to Agra and it was found that only after reaching Agra the duo had to be given further instructions.
Since the duo claim that they were unaware of the consignment loaded into the car, cops are now trying to seek various footages of toll nakas, key junctions to ascertain the movement of the Delhi-based car.
News courtesy Times Of India.
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