Nagpur cops, on February 20, arrested two youths Sajad alias Sadam Liaquat Ali and his accomplice Vinek Dilip Sandekar for their involvement in drug trafficking, and seized total goods worth around Rs 10.34 lakh from the accused.
Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) Sunil Fulari had received a tip off earlier in the week, that two youths were coming to Nagpur from Mumbai carrying drugs.
In this regard, Senior Police Inspector of Anti-Narcotics Squad Sarthak Nethe, under the guidance of Deputy Commissioner of Police (Detection) Gajanan Rajmane, led a detailed probe with the help of Cyber cell.
Using technical equipment and keeping a close watch on the accused’s daily movements, Inspector Nethe, along with his colleagues intercepted the accused’s vehicle, on February 20, 2021, near Ambazari Gate no 1, Amravati Road, at around 2:14 am.
The accused Sajad (26, resident of plot no 319, Bhaldarpura, Mahatma Phule Bazar, Ganeshpeth) and Vinek (33, resident of plot no 146, Rajivdas Nagar, Tumsar, Bhandara and plot no 2, galli no 6, Bajrang Nagar, Manewada Road, Ajni) were arrested.
Police seized 57 grams and 22 milligrams of Mephedrone (MD) drug powder worth Rs 5,72,000, four mobile handsets worth Rs 62,000, Maruti Suzuki Esteem Car (MH02/ AQ/ 1162) worth Rs 4 lakh from the accused duo.
A total of Rs 10,34,200 worth goods were seized.
A case was registered against the accused at Wadi Police Station, under Sections 8 (K), 22 (B), 29 of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.
The accused were presented in the court and were remanded three-day police custody.
The action was taken under the guidance of Addl CP Sunil Fulari and DCP Gajanan Shivaling Rajmane and Assistant Commissioner of Police (Crime) Sudhir Nandanwar.
The arrest was made by Senior Police Inspector of Anti-Narcotics Squad Sarthak Nethe, Senior Police Inspector Bajirao Kurade, Suraj Suroshe, Police Sub-Inspector Balram Zadokar, Mayur Chaurasia, Police Hawaldar Rajesh Deshmukh, Pradip Pawar, Samadhan Gite, Namdeo Tekam, Police Constable Nitin Mishra, Kapilkumar Tandekar, Ashwini Mange, Samir Sheikh, Rahul Gumgaokar, Suraj Bhongade, Nitin Sandukhe and Rahul Patil.