SP (narcotics), head constable among four arrested by ACB

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April 4, 2019, 3:26 pm

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Jaipur:  Kota and Rajsamand teams of Rajasthan Anti-Corruption bureau on Thursday arrested SP Sudheer Kumar Yadav of Narcotics Control Bureau of Chittorgarh, a head constable and two opium brokers on Thursday. The ACB made these arrests while following the leads from the investigation into the IRS officer Sahiram Meena trap case.

The ACB officials conducted a search at the residence of Sudhir Yadav and recovered 14 g brown sugar and Rs 82000 cash on Thursday.

The ACB team got a tip-off about the opium broker Chagan Jat, a residence of Kapasan near Nimbahera police station area in the case.

The officials after conducting searches at his house found 134kg opium, Rs 5 lakh cash and 8 quintal doda chuara.

ACB had presented 244 pages chargesheet in connection with the Sahiram Meena trap case in a court on March 25. Meena was produced in the court through video conferencing.

ACB in its reports revealed the alleged role of a district opium officer (DOO) of Chittorgarh. ACB accused the officer of appointing Kamlesh’ father Nandlal as a supervisor in the department intentionally.

However, ACB did not rule out the possibility of the involvement of other accused in the case.

Additional commissioner of Kota Narcotics control bureau Sahiram Meena, son of opium tenant broker Kamlesh Dhakad and District opium officer of Chittorgarh B.R. Subramanian were booked under several sections of IPC and CRPC.

The next hearing in the case will take place on April 8. According to the police, Sahiram Meena was planning to contest Lok Sabha elections 2019. He was in touch with several politicians to get a ticket. He was to retire from his service this year.

The ACB unearthed movable and immovable assets worth crores of rupees from the house and other places belonging to Sahiram Meena, an additional commissioner deputed in the narcotics control bureau in Kota who was allegedly caught taking a bribe of Rs 1 lakh on January 26.

The ACB lodged another case against senior narcotics control bureau officer Sahiram Meena and his family members for the disproportionate wealth of over Rs 13 crore after his arrest.

Investigations revealed that Meena lied in the immovable property return (IPR) that he submitted to the government. He mentioned that he owns a house on 32 bigha land in his native Sawai Madhopur district and also two plots in the name of his wife and brother.

First published: April 4, 2019
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