In a shocking loot, Delhi Police officers who confiscated 160 Kg of cannabis from a peddler in New Delhi allegedly reported only 1 Kg while selling off the rest.
Four cops including two sub-inspectors and two head constables from Jahangirnagar police station conducted a raid in which 160 kg marijuana was confiscated on September 11.
The peddler was also arrested but police reported that the man was let off after giving a bribe of about US$ 2,000. The bribe was allegedly given to “settle the matter” outside the purview of the law.
According to a report in Hindustan Times, the peddler procured the weed from Odisha. It also turned out that the cops had reported only 1 kg of the weed while allegedly selling off the rest of the 159 kg. The four cops have since been suspended for the act.
The shocking incident comes just amid the drug investigation in the Hindi film industry in Mumbai.
The consumption cultivation, possession, use, sale/purchase, import/export, transportation and warehousing of cannabis is illegal in India. The punishment varies from a minimum of 1 year to a maximum of 10 year imprisonment.