BJP calls Shaheen Bagh drug smuggling ‘very big racket’ revealing ‘anti-Indian conspiracy’

After Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), Delhi area seized 50 kgs of high grade heroin, 47 kgs of suspected narcotics and 30 lakh of drug money in cash, several cash counting machines and other incriminating material at residential premises in Jamia Nagar, Shaheen Bagh on Wednesday, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) called it an anti-Indian plot and said it exposed the anti-national elements in Shaheen Bagh .

Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, speaking to ANI about the NCB seizure of drugs at Shaheen Bagh, said, “Today the activities at Shaheen Bagh have come to light. revealed the link between the anti-national elements”. Speaking of Shaheen Bagh, Naqvi said, “Shaheen Bagh is known for many misdeeds. Investigative agencies should take strict measures against such anti-national activities. They disturb the peace of the country.

Reacting to the drug seizure by NCB in Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh, V Satyamurthi, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader from Andhra Pradesh, called it an anti-India plot. Satyamurthy said, “A very big racket has been busted in Delhi by NCB. Pakistani connections are also there.” Speaking to ANI, he further added, “This is an anti-Indian conspiracy. The truth should come out.”

Telangana BJP spokesman Prakash Reddy also reacted to the NCB seizure and said, “Who is the person behind this total story should be identified first.” He further added that there is involvement of foreign organizations. “Investigative agencies are pointing fingers at foreign organizations and foreign citizens involved in this Shaheen Bagh case,” Reddy told ANI.

“I don’t want to say it’s a religious issue. But people need to understand who is sheltering them,” Reddy told ANI. He further added that Shaheen’s drug seizure revealed community and drug activities. Insinuating someone is behind the racket, he said: “Whether they are Rohingya or Nigerian, someone is cheering them on.”

Shaheen Bagh drug bust

Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) Delhi area seized 50 kgs of high grade heroin, 47 kgs of suspected narcotics, 30 lakh of drug money in cash, money counters and others incriminating materials at residential premises in Jamia Nagar, Shaheen Bagh on Wednesday 27th April on a pipe. Contraband was stored in duffel bags, backpacks and burlap sacks. The heroin seized came from Afghanistan and the drug money was suspected of being funneled through Hawala. The heroin seized had Flipkart packaging. An Indian national has been charged in the case.

Following this, the head of the NCB, SN Pradhan, while speaking exclusively to Republic TV, revealed that the rapid increase in illegal trafficking has links to Pakistan, Afghanistan and other countries in the Middle- East.

NCB Director General SN Pradhan spoke to Republic TV and revealed that the major drug crackdown campaign in the country has been with the help of more central agencies investigating the drug problem. The head of the NCB further informed that the drug enforcement trail at Shaheen Bagh has been hit by linking many drug dealings in the country. He informed that the investigation showed that the drug network circulates all over the country.

“The whole drug network is being searched for intensively,” NCB chief SN Pradhan said in an interview with Republic TV. “The bust has links to the recent seizure of Attari and also the seizure of Kandla Port by DRI. It is a mega racket with multiple agents involved. The person who was arrested in connection with the Shaheen Bagh bust makes this for a long time and it is part of a larger network,” said the head of the agency.

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