Gangster Lawrence Bishnoywho was arrested by the Gujarat Anti-Terrorism Squad in connection with heroin seizure 194.97 crore off the coast of Jakhau in September, he was sent to Sabarmati Central Jail in judicial custody late Tuesday evening after police custody of the case ended.

Bishnoi was sent to police custody for 14 days by the Judicial Magistrate of Nalia Court of First Class Kutch on 25 April. “They were about to deliver the package from their boat at the border of Indian waters,” said Tejas Patel, superintendent of police at Sabarmati Central Jail.

According to the Gujarat Anti-Terrorism Squad, when Bishnoi was brought in from Delhi, on September 14, 2022, six people were arrested with 38,994 kg of heroin when they were about to deliver the package from their boat Al Tayassa to another boat. named “Goma” within Indian waters. Al Tayassa had taken off from the coast of Pasni in Pakistan’s Baluchistan region.

Gujarat’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) detained Bishnoi who had been lodged in Delhi’s Tihar Jail from the National Investigation Agency (NIA) during his court appearance in April.

Six people on board the boat – Muhammad Saif Latif (34), Imran Khalid (33), Mohsen Shahzad (24), Johor Ahmed (21), Muhammad Sohail (28), and Kamran (40) – were referred to judicial custody in September. September. 26, 2022. They are all said to be residents of Karachi, Pakistan.

During the investigation, the heroin which was seized on the order of a man named Abdullah was found in Pakistan by Bishnoi when he was being held in Punjab Jail. Jamil Ahmed has been identified as the owner of the boat linked to the huge amount of drugs.

Bishnoi is said to have contacted “Chief Obonna” (a Nigerian national) and Miraj alias Miraj Rehman, who are in Amritsar and Kapurtala jails respectively, and also found to be involved in the case, from Punjab jail, using phone cards and SIM cards.

A South African woman – Bojani Thandil, aka Anita, a resident of Delhi – is still wanted in the case. On her instructions, two of the accused – Sartaj Malik and Muhammad Sharif alias Jaggi Singh – were arrested as they entered Gujarat on the evening of 14 September.

The defendants were booked under various sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act 1985.


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