Officials took custody of Mike for six days, earlier this week, following a court order.

Hyd drug bust SIT finds Mike Kamminga tough to crack first chargesheet to be filed soon
news Crime Monday, August 07, 2017 - 07:54

More than a week after the arrest of Dutch national Mike Kamminga in connection to the drug racket busted in Hyderabad, he has proved a tough nut to crack.

Mike was arrested on July 26, with officials stating that he was found in possession of DMT (Dimethyltryptamine), while also suspecting that he was dealing  Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and methylenedioxy-Methamphetamine (MDMA).

Investigators had earlier said that Mike Kamminga's arrest was being considered a major breakthrough as he was reportedly supplying the drugs to peddlers from Europe.

Officials also said that he might be the link between the drug bust and its connection to techies in Hyderabad from several MNCs, who were consuming drugs.

However, he is reportedly refusing to cooperate with investigators.

Speaking to Deccan Chronicle, an official said, “We are questioning him in the presence of advocates. As he is suffering from fever we are not pressuring him. When we asked for the phone password he said he had forgotten it...But, we caught him red handed with DMT. He will get 10 years of imprisonment."

Officials took custody of Mike for six days, earlier this week, following a court order. Investigators said that this was his fourth visit to India.

The Times of India reported that Mike and his advocate were treading carefully over what they revealed to investigators, even as his laptop and phone were sent to the Forensic Science Laboratory  (FSL).

"Mike's friends used to give his mother parcels saying that he asked them to ship either job-related material or some other product to Hyderabad. Mike's mother, who is in Rotterdam city in Netherlands, used to send those parcels to him in Hyderabad," an SIT official told TOI.

Meanwhile, other reports suggest that the Telangana Prohibition and Excise department may file its first chargesheet in the case, within the next two weeks.

"Eleven cases have been registered and 21 persons were arrested by the Excise department. As of now, we are going ahead with the consolidation of paper work which includes statements and records of all those who have been questioned so far. Simultaneously, raids are continuing based on the information. The SIT is in the process of preparing documents pertaining to the cases before filing chargesheets. Chargesheets will be filed separately for all the cases. A first chargesheet is likely to be filed may be within next two-three weeks," a senior SIT official told PTI.

In June, a sensational racket busted by authorities found that about 1,000 students of leading private schools and colleges in the city were using high-end drugs such as LSD and MDMA. Some of them, were as young as 13.

The racket also exposed the dark underbelly of Tollywood, as the dealers were also supplying drugs to several personalities from the Telugu industry.

Last week, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) finished its questioning of 12 famous Tollywood personalities including top actors like Ravi Teja, Charmme Kaur and leading director Puri Jagannadh.

Their names cropped up when the SIT found their contact details in the call data of Calvin Mascarenhas, the kingpin of the recently busted drug racket.

IANS inputs

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