Police inspector, aide arrested for possessing drugs in Mumbai

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 22:37

Mumbai: Two persons, including a Senior
Inspector of Maharashtra police, were on Tuesday arrested from
central Mumbai for allegedly possessing and trying to sell
1.54 kg brown sugar worth Rs 15 lakh, the police said.

Acting on a tip off, a trap was laid near Worli Hill area
and the two accused, Ashok Dhawale (53), Senior Inspector of
state police`s Protection of Civic Rights and his aide Amar
Singh (45) were nabbed, they said.

"Brown sugar weighing 1.54 kg was found in their
possession and their four wheeler was also seized. The cost of
the drugs is Rs 15 lakh in the domestic market", a senior
Crime Branch official said.

The duo was booked under relevant sections of Narcotic
Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act and they would be
produced before a local court tomorrow, police said adding, that
the accused were being interrogated to find out the source of
drugs and to whom they came here to sell.

Investigators were also probing if any more cops were
associated with Dhawale in the drug racket, the police said,
adding that they suspect that drugs might have been smuggled
into the city from outside Maharashtra.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 22:37

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