Wednesday, March 11, 2015

12 more kg of drugs found in cop's office cupboard

Mumbai: A day after Mumbai police head constable Dharma Karokhe was found in possession of 110kg of Mephedrone at his Satara residence, the city police and the narcotics cell on Tuesday recovered 12kg of the drug from his cupboard at the Marine Drive police station. Karokhe was arrested and has been remanded in police custody till March 16.
Karokhe, investigators suspected, used to peddle drugs from the police station. Many heads are likely to roll and proceedings for his dismissal have begun. A probe has also been ordered into how he smuggled the drugs into the police station without anyone's knowledge.

Mephedrone is a psychotropic substance and was brought under the NDPS Act in February .
The Satara police informed their Mumbai counterparts soon after they detained Ka rokhe and found the drug consignment at his house. A team led by additional commissioner of police (south region) Krishna Prakash, in the presence of two government witnesses, searched the cupboard.
Police commissioner Rakesh Maria has directed initiation of action under Article 311 (2) for Karokhe's dismissal.

Almost a decade ago, Marine Drive constable Sunil More was dismissed after his arrest for raping a college girl at the chowky , and he was sentenced to 12 years in jail.

Karokhe, part of the Marine Drive police station's intelligence wing, was on 10 days leave, claiming his father had passed away .

Meanwhile, the Customs preventive unit (Pune) on Tuesday arrested Ayub Makarandar, Ravindra Konduskar and Nasir Sanghi in the 405kg Mephedrone seizure case. All have been remanded in custody for 14 days.

The Times of India, March 11, 2015

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