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Chemical factory owner’s home raided

THE ASIAN AGE. | SAURABH M JOSHI
Published : May 27, 2017, 2:56 am IST
Updated : May 27, 2017, 2:56 am IST

A team of 12 Mumbai ANC officers and policemen conducted the two-day long raids at the factory and the residence on Wednesday and Thursday.

The officials are mulling over the proceedings such as attachment of property bought by selling MD. (Representational image)
 The officials are mulling over the proceedings such as attachment of property bought by selling MD. (Representational image)

Mumbai: After the Mumbai police’s Anti-Narcotics Cell (ANC) arrested a Pune-based chemical factory’s owner, who is a chemistry post-graduate, for producing and selling Mephedrone (MD), the officials raided his residence in Kondwa on Thursday to gather details about his financial transactions.

A team of 12 Mumbai ANC officers and policemen conducted the two-day long raids at the factory and the residence on Wednesday and Thursday.

 

The officials said that the accused Harishchandra Dorde, 51, had been producing MD since 2003 under the garb of running the chemical factory. However, MD came under the ambit of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act only in 2015, which minimise the consequences of Dorde’s activities.

Hence, the ANC is scanning through the bank transactions of past few years of the accused to ascertain who were his buyers and where did Dorde invest his illicit money. The officials are mulling over the proceedings such as attachment of property bought by selling MD.

The investigators added that Dorde was also exporting chemicals and officers have now sought details of his export consignments. “We raided the factory in the Kurkumbh MIDC area and his residence in Pune. We collected the details of his bank account,” said Shivdeep Lande, deputy commissioner of police (ANC).

 

Tags: mumbai police, anti-narcotics cell, mephedrone
Location: India, Maharashtra, Mumbai (Bombay)