Narcotics Bureau probes tainted cop’s operations in Chandigarh

January 27th, 2009 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS  

Chandigarh, Jan 27 (IANS) A Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) team from Delhi visited here Tuesday to examine the drug seizures made by tainted Indian Police Service officer Shajji Mohan, who was arrested in Mumbai Sunday with 12 kg heroin. “We will scrutinise various operations conducted by Shajji Mohan during his tenure here in the last two years,” Ish Sharma, deputy director general of the NCB, told the media here in the evening.

“We are also in constant touch with the officials of Anti-Terrorism Squad Mumbai for vital clues in the case. So far we have not found anything fishy in Shajji’s operations here,” Sharma said.

Mohan was nabbed from a Mumbai suburb with the drug consignment, estimated to be worth Rs.1.20 million in the domestic market and over Rs.120 million in the international market.

Belonging to the IPS batch of 1995 in the Jammu and Kashmir cadre, Mohan was the zonal director of NCB, Chandigarh. He was transferred recently to Mumbai as deputy director in the Enforcement Directorate.

During his 23-month tenure in Chandigarh, Mohan was in the limelight when his team arrested notorious drug peddler Raju.

Commenting on the probability that Mohan fudged seizure memos, Sharma said: “We cannot deny this possibility but things will become clear once our investigations are over. We will also see whether there is any arrested accused who can give us any lead in our inquiry.”

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