Drug lord Haji Masle under preventive detention for one year
IMPHAL | Aug 14 : The state government has for the first detained Md. Haji Basleuddin alias Haji Masle of Lilong, for a period of one year for his involvement in trafficking of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances under Prevention Illicit Traffic of Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1998.
According to a statement issued by Manipur Police PRO, W. Basu, stated that the detention order has come into effect from August 9 and that such order is the first of its kind in the state.
No person detained under this Act can be released on bail or bail bond or otherwise.
“This a clear message to the drug smugglers that the state government is ready to go to any extent to bring down the drug network in the state”, said an officer of the department under condition of anonymity.
The government’s move will be a huge deterrent against drug trafficking and a big relief for the narcotic department combating the menace, added the officer.
Haji Masle, was reportedly arrested from his residence on May 30 in a joint operation launched by a team of NAB and Thoubal district police officers led by Thounaojam Brinda DSP of NAB. The combined team also reportedly recovered some cash from his possession.
Haji has been declared a proclaimed offender by the police department for his involvement in a number of cases including drugs and arms trafficking, organised crime etc and the first case against him was lodged in 1988 for assault with a deadly weapon.
He is one of the known drug kingpins of Manipur, who runs an international drug cartel spanning from Myanmar to India, Nepal, Bangladesh and other South East Asian countries.
Meanwhile, the release also mentioned that the President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service is conferred to ADGP(AP), Anand Praskash and MPTC assistant director, Thaimei Gaipuiril.
The award of Police Medal for Meritorious Service is conferred to subedar L. Ranjit, havildar Ng. Kumar Singh and havildar L. Deben Singh, it added.
Tengnoupal SP, S. Ibomcha and NAB inspector, B. Rishikesh Sharma has been conferred the award of Chief Minister’s Trophy for Community Service and NAB, SP W. Basu, sub-inspector, Philem Bangkim and constable Gangmei Gaijon were conferred the award of Chief Minister’s Trophy for Anti-Drug Campaign, continued the released.
It also mentioned that the Home Guard company commander, Soram Prabhabati has been conferred with athe ward of Home Guard and Civil Defence Medal for her meritorious service.
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