A special investigation Team lead by SP State Narcotics Crime Control busted an interstate drug racket after nabbing two peddlers and establishing Rs 100 Crore transaction with help of a Zirakpur based pharmaceutical and whole sale drug license firm in the connection.
Shimla, Dec 3
The complaint was received from officials of Office of State Drug Controller that racket was involved in pedaling of drugs. Himachal Pradesh, State CID registered a case against M/S Zannet Pharmaceuticals (Headquarters: Zirakpur), a wholesale drug license holding trading company, situated in Baddi, H.P, u/s 8,21,22,29 of NDPS Act and 420,468,471 and 120B of IPC on 30-11-2021. Earlier, Navneet Marwaha, State Drug Controller and his team of officers audited its transactions and found suspicious sales of the firm. They requested state police to investigate the matter thoroughly.
The proprietor of the company, Dinesh Bansal(38), who belongs to Barnala Dist of Punjab along with his manager Sonu Saini (32), resident of Panipat have been arrested on 03-12-2021 by State CID. During interrogation, it is revealed that he prepared fake sales bills of selling NDPS drugs including Nitrazapem, Codeine and Etizolam contained tablets to Mandi based wholesale drug dealer.
It has been confirmed through preliminary investigations, that Mandi based drug dealer never received such drugs from him. Further it is revealed that he used his Toyota Innova private car to transport NDPS drugs to Rajasthan, Punjab etc.
It is revealed during investigation that wholesale drug license had been cancelled earlier in Punjab for violation of Drugs &Cosmetics Act in 2018-19. His office and warehouse in Zirakpur, Mohali District and warehouse in Baddi have been raided and inspections are still going on. He stated that he started his wholesale drug business in Baddi in 2019.
He is also running a pharma factory in Barnala, Punjab. It is found that within span of two years, more than Rs 100 crores worth of drugs including NDPS scheduled drugs have been transacted. It is found that many consignments from the firm have been sent to Rajasthan and other parts of the country.
Special teams have been formed under the head of Senior SP State Narcotics Crime Control Unit and overall supervision of IG Crime. They would verify all sale transactions including transactions made to Rajasthan, Punjab and U.P.
Further investigation would unearth possible interstate drug smuggling syndicate, run by the accused across Northern Indian states.