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The Indian Herald

January 25, 2009

IPS officer arrested with drugs, 12 kg heroin seized

In a rarest of rare incidents, the Maharahstra police arrested an officer of the elite Indian Police Service (IPS) with large quantity of narcotics in Mumbai.

Saji Mohan, who was arrested on Sunday, is an officer of the Jammu and Kashmir cadre of Indian Police Service. The Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) of the Maharashtra police caught the official.

The drug has been seized. It is suspected that the interrogation could reveal a huge network of drug cartel involved in illegal sale of narcotics. Drug seizures are common but the arrest of such a high-profile officer is a rare incident.

Mohan, who is an officer of the 1993 batch of IPS, has been arrested and would be produced in the court later. The ATS said that Shaji Mohan, was zonal director of Narcotics Control Bureau, when his team had seized 35 kg drug and he had kept a part of it to later siphon it off, to make money. The police said that 12 kg heroin can fetch 12 crore (120 million rupees) in the market.

TIH Bureau

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