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Odisha drugs case: ED files chargesheet against two

The Enforcement Directorate has filed a prosecution complaint against two people in a Bhubaneswar special court for alleged illegal possession of more than 3 kg of brown sugar. According to an official statement, the ED filed a chargesheet against Sk Ashik and his brother Sk Mohatab in a money laundering case under the Prevention of […]

Enforcement directorate
Enforcement directorate

The Enforcement Directorate has filed a prosecution complaint against two people in a Bhubaneswar special court for alleged illegal possession of more than 3 kg of brown sugar.

According to an official statement, the ED filed a chargesheet against Sk Ashik and his brother Sk Mohatab in a money laundering case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA). On July 28, the ED filed a prosecution case seeking the conviction of the accused and the confiscation of properties used in money laundering.

On August 18, the Special Court, PMLA, Bhubaneswar, took cognizance of the accused persons’ money laundering offense.

On the basis of a FIR and charge sheet filed by the Special Task Force, Crime Branch, Bhubaneswar, the ED launched an inquiry under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985, against Sk. Ashik Ali and Sk. Mohatab Ali.

The investigation is being launched in connection with their possession of 3 kg 265 gram of illicit ‘brown sugar’ and its recovery during their personal search.

According to an ED investigation, they used to get brown sugar from drug peddlers in the Medinapur area of Paschim Medinipur District, West Bengal. More information is awaited.

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