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CAT'S OUT OF THE BAG

Monday, December 11, 2017
By Zuber Ansari

Sena Party worker linked to Azmi’s nephew nabbed by Delhi Police in Arthur Road jail in drugs ‘Meow Meow’ case

In a recent turn of events in exposing a major drug racket in the last month of the year, the Delhi police arrested a Shiv Sena party worker from all of places, the Arthur Road Jail in connection with MDMA, popularly known as 'Meow Meow' drug supplying case.

The drug handler Hasan Shaikh (45) is allegedly the main supplier to Abu Aslam Qasim Azmi, nephew of MLA, Abu Asim Azmi who was arrested by Delhi police special cell in June this year.

The arrested accused Hasan, is a resident of Kalina and during the interrogation of Azmi his name  came to light in the case. For six months now, the Delhi Police was looking to arrest him but he was on the run.

According to reliable sources which include top officials of Mumbai Police, the arrested accused Hasan is the handler of Azmi and he used to deal with the customers in Mumbai and its adjoining areas on behalf Azmi.

Few days ago, the Vakola police had arrested Hasan after he was booked under section 326 (Voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means) and he was lodged in  the Arthur road after being sent into Judicial Custody. Delhi Police who was looking to arrest him come to know about his arrest, they directly contacted the Mumbai police and gained permission from Delhi court to arrest him, and finally they  arrested him from Arthur road jail and took him to Delhi on transit remand, sources said.

Two days back, officials of Delhi police  brought him to Kalina and had his house searched, and they allegedly seized something from his home located in Shiv Nagar locality in Kalina, apropos the spot Panchnama along with Vakola police was done aat that time, sources added.

Senior Police Inspector from Vakola Police station Kailash Ahawad confirmed the news and said, ''Hasan was arrested here under section 326 in a different case but Delhi police took him from Arthur Road jail on transit remand after his name was linked in drugs case, on court order he was handed over to Delhi Police.''

In June Abu Aslam Qasim Azm, nephew of legislator Abu Azmi,  along with three others was arrested as part of an international drug syndicate with underworld connections. On that occasion, Delhi police seized five kilogram of party drug worth about Rs 40 crore in the international market.

Sources say Azmi has a direct link with Kailash Rajput, mastermind of an international syndicate, who operates out of Dubai. Initial probe also indicates Rajput has links with the underworld. On his directions, Aslam supplied the drugs through couriers to France, Germany, the UK, Spain and the US.

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