The MAHARASHTRA Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) has taken over the probe into the seizure of 34 kg of charas by Authorities Railway Police from two males in Himachal Pradesh. The state ATS will probe the case collectively with the Himachal Pradesh Police contemplating its multi-state connections, stated officers.
Within the third week of December final yr, the Pune Unit of the Authorities Railway Police (GRP) had arrested two individuals from Himachal Pradesh and seized from them 34 kg of charas value over Rs 1 crore, which was slated to be bought in Mumbai, Bengaluru, Goa and Pune. The GRP had arrested the lads, recognized as Lalitkumar Dayanand Sharma (49), a businessman and Kaulsingh Rupsingh (40), a driver, each residents of Kullu.
Subsequent interrogation of the 2 suspects had revealed that out of the 34 kg of cannabis they have been trafficking, 22 kg was to be distributed in Mumbai, 5 kg every in Bengaluru and Goa and a pair of kg in Pune.
A senior official from the Maharashtra ATS stated, “The first probe into the case has dropped at gentle a potential drug smuggling racket working between Himachal Pradesh and Maharashtra. Contemplating the multi-state hyperlinks of the case, the director basic of police of Maharashtra has transferred the case to the ATS. Joint probe can be performed by state ATS and Himachal Pradesh Police to achieve and unearth the provision and distribution chains of the contraband medication.”
A workforce led by Rajkumar Shinde, superintendent of police with the ATS, had just lately visited Himachal Pradesh, the official added.