An Andhra Pradesh-based mathematics lecturer and another person were arrested by the Bengaluru city police for allegedly peddling drugs in the city. The police seized ephedrine and cobra venom among other things on Thursday.
Indian Express reported that the duo have been identified as forty-seven-year-old Jameer Ahmed and another man Pyarejan who is seventy years old. Ahmed worked at IRM degree college in Kuppam which is about 100 km from Bengaluru.
A case against the two accused has been booked at Hennur police station in east Bengaluru under sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.
According to the IE report, on Thursday the special inquiry squad of the Central Crime Branch received information that two people were peddling narcotics near Nagawara signal in the city from where they nabbed the two men. They were in touch with many students in the city. The two accused were produced before the court and taken in to judicial custody.
The newspaper quoted an official from Central Crime Branch saying, â€śWe have seized 320 gm of ephedrine, 400 ml cobra venom and two cellphones, worth nearly Rs 7 lakh from the accused. Further investigations are on,â€ť said an official of the Central Crime Branch.
Based on preliminary investigations, Ahmed was in touch with many Bengaluru college students who were addicted to drugs. He sought to peddling drugs to make easy and quick money as he was in debt and planned to repay his loans, said police officials
â€śAhmed had purchased cobra venom from his contact at Kuppam and got ephedrine at Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh. He came with his associate to sell them in Bengaluru.â€ť
This is an aggregated report from Indian Express