Manjeet, now lodged in Delhi’s Tihar jail, is the linchpin of a drug racket, which he is operating with the help of his contacts. One of his operatives in Odisha was procuring ganja from the naxalite affected areas of Odisha and delivering it to Manjeet’s contacts from Delhi. Two drug traffickers, including a woman, who were involved in this racket were arrested in Delhi today. From their possession the police have seized 100 kg of ganja.
The Police have seized 100 kg of ganja that was concealed in a Honda City car. The ganja was being brought from Odisha by the accused for supplying in the national capital.
Both the accused Rahul (22) and his 29 year old woman accomplice are from Delhi. The va;ue of the ganja recovered from them is about Rs. 1 crore or US $ 150,000 in the international market.
During interrogation, it has been revealed that the two accused were allured by Manjeet, a drug trafficker and they started working for him on lucrative terms. Rahul’s job was to bring ganja from Odisha and by road and deliver it to Maneet’s contacts in Delhi. He was advised to have a woman as accomplice so that they could bluff the police posing as a married couple. Rahul and his associate became carriers and started bringing ganja from Odisha. They were getting Rs.10,000 each for for every consignment. The accused have told the police that a contact of Manjeet in Odisha, called Mama used to hand over to them the consignment of ganja somewhere in the forests of Lamtapur in Odisha. Mama, they told the police, procures ganja from the naxalite affected forests of Odisha.
Manjeet is lodged in Tihar Jail for about 3 months in a Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) case and he continues to operate through his contacts.
A team of the Narcotics Cell of Delhi Police, led by Deputy Commissioner of Police M.A. Rizvi, and comprising of ACP Ravinder Kumar Tyagi, Inspector Akash Rawat, Sub-Inspector Dinesh Kumar, Head comnstable Dharmender, Constables Sohanpal, Ramdass and woman constable Anita, under the supervision of Addl. CP Alok Kumar, went into action and arrested the two drug traffickers. A case (FIR No.134/15 u/s 20/25/29 NDPS Act) has been registered by the Crime Branch in this regard.
Rahul has studied till the 5th standard in his village (Malakheda in Alwar district of Rajasthan). His family had shifted to Raghubir Nagar in Delhi about 15 years ago. His father is a driver and he is the eldest among two brothers and one sister. About 2 years ago, he had come in contact with drug trafficker Manjeet, who also was residing in Raghubir Nagar.
The woman arrested in this case has been living with her husband in a rented accommodation at Mahavir Enclave in Delhi. Her husband is a daily wager. She came in contact of Manjeet about 5 years ago and joined the inter-state drug trafficking module for easy and quick money.