New Delhi, Jan 28: Bringing shame to the Indian Police, Saji Mohan, a top IPS officer was caught by the Maharashtra Anti-Terror Squad with 12 kg of heroin. Reports suggest that he is linked with a smuggling racket in Pakistan. Saji who was working with the Anti-Narcotics department was caught by the police on Saturday, Jan 24.
Paramveer Singh, the Mumbai-ATS Deputy Chief said that Shaji was dealing with a Kashmiri drug dealer. “He got the consignment from Jammu so there has to be a cross-border connection. Drugs seized have a Pakistan marking." said. ATS seized Saji's consignment meant for the open market. Sources said that all the five bags seized contain about 25 kg of heroin bearing Pakistani markings.
The arrest of top police officer has put the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in spotlight, as Saji was its zonal director in Chandigarh for almost two years. Police is also probing the details of Saji Mohan's junior officers.
The NCB meanwhile has decided to review all drug-related cases handled by the police officer. They are also looking into whether Saji had siphoned the drugs from seizures he had made.
Reports suggest that during his term Saji submitted a report on six police men accusing them with charges of drug dealings. The suspended officers are now demanding justice. After Saji's arrest questions are also raised about the involvement of more top officials in the drug racket.
Also why Saji suddenly opted for a transfer to Enforcement Directorate in Kochi in Dec, 2008 is a mystery. Saji Mohan hails from the Pattanamthitta district of Kerala.
OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)