Drug Smuggling: NIA filed charge sheet against gangster Lawrence Vishnoi, the case is related to heroin smuggling

Drug Smuggling: Last year, Gujarat ATS seized 40 kg of heroin worth Rs 200 crore. After interrogating the accused, Vishnoi's role in drug smuggling came to light. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday filed a supplementary charge sheet in the special court in Ahmedabad against gangster Lawrence Vishnoi in the heroin smuggling case.

Oct 20, 2023 - 10:21
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Drug Smuggling: NIA filed charge sheet against gangster Lawrence Vishnoi, the case is related to heroin smuggling

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday filed a supplementary charge sheet in the special court in Ahmedabad against gangster Lawrence Vishnoi in the heroin smuggling case. Last year, Gujarat ATS seized 40 kg heroin worth Rs 200 crore. After interrogating the accused, Vishnoi's role in drug smuggling came to light.

NIA spokesperson said that in the charge sheet, charges have been leveled under the provisions of the Information Technology Act, NDPS Act Anti-Terrorism Act, Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, and other sections of the IPC.

He said that on September 14 last year, Gujarat ATS, in a joint operation with the Indian Coast Guard, had stopped a Pakistani fishing boat in the middle of the sea near Jakhau port in Kutch district and seized 40 kg of heroin worth Rs 200 crore. Six Pakistani nationals traveling in a boat were also arrested.

Ahmedabad ATS had registered an FIR in the case on 15 September 2022. After this, NIA registered the case again on 20 August 2023 and took over the investigation.

Investigation revealed that the heroin consignment was to be sent to Delhi and Punjab by road with the help of Delhi residents Sartaj Malik and Jaggi alias Veerpal. Sartaj and Jaggi were also arrested. Interrogation of eight accused revealed that drug smuggler Meeraj Rahmani and Nigerian Ani Chief Obinna alias Chief were running the gang while sitting in jail. Both of them were working on the instructions of Bishnoi.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer