Pramesh S Jain & Yogesh K Porwar
The RT Nagar police busted a drug racket and arrested four including two policemen who were peddling drugs apart from their security duty around Chief MInister’s residence on 80 feet road on Thursday.
The accused has been identified as,Santhosh Nowkar,33,Shivakumar,34,head constable and Constable attached to Koramangala station,Akhil Raj,28,Amjad Khan,38.
Senior officer told reporters,information was received by the control room about the presence of suspicious auto on 80 ft road in RT Nagar police station limits on Thursday night.
Based on information received Hoysala patrolling vehicle staff as,Kumar and Shivappa,immediately reached the spot,detained 4 persons along with auto and brought them to RT Nagar police station all the four accused were caught red handed by alert Hoysala patrolling staff .
During the search,around 400 grams of Ganja was recovered from them and during investigation the four confessed the crime and it was found 4 among two were policemen a head constable and Constable attached to Koramangala police station deputed at CMs security at his residence.
He even said that the two constables were part of a drug racket and had been selling marijuana in the capital city.The policemen used Dunzo, a parcel service, to procure the drugs.
They used to find a location near the chief minister’s house to conduct sales so nobody would suspect them,said a senior police officer.
The illegal business came to light when the two men got into a heated argument with a supplier, said police.As the fight got louder,other policemen came to the location.Upon search and found drugs in their possession.
The drug dealers working with the constables were identified as Amjad Khan and Akhil Raj. They have been taken into custody,” said police.
An FIR has been registered under the NDPS act against these 4 and 3 persons( including 2 policemen) were arrested. Further investigation is underway, a senior police officer said .
Initial probe revealed that the accused were sourcing the drugs from the peddlers and selling it to their customers.Their mobile phones have been seized for further investigations,the police added.
This is the Third such incident where policemen were caught involved in criminal activities.