The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Tuesday arrested two persons in possession of charas weighing over two kilograms from Sports Complex Bus Stop in Bhayandar (East). However, the supplier, a resident of Bhayandar (East) has been absconding, according to the NCB.
Acting on a tip-off, personnel of Mumbai unit of NCB zeroed on one person identified as Avinash Singh (24). He is a resident of Nalasopara (West). When thoroughly searched him, NCB found the drugs hidden in his backpack. He was intercepted near sports complex bus stand in Bhayandar (East) and the seized contraband was found in eight taped packets sewn-in cloth bags.
“Eight taped packets of charas were sewed in a cloth jacket which was kept in the backpack,” said an NCB officer.
Based on his interrogation, the agency arrested his accomplice Shravan Gupta (38) from the same vicinity. “Gupta was in telephonic contact with Singh. He was to collect the backpack from Singh as per the instructions of one Baliram alias Balli,” the officer added.
Baliram is the actual supplier of the contraband and a resident of Bhayandar (East) area. The NCB said that further investigations are on.
Probe is on
NCB confirmed that the “Secret source” has provided the intelligence. The agency is investigating the source and destination of drugs. They suspect the accused to be carriers and are looking out for the supplier. NCB suspect one Baliram or Balli who supply Charas in Bhayandar.
Police has registered a case in this regards under relevant sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS).
The NCB also made it clear that the operation in Bhayandar was an independent action. It had no connection with Rhea Chakravarty and Sushant Singh Rajput death and drugs investigation.