RAIPUR/IMPHAL, Jul 17: The mask has been pulled off the president of Tamil Sangam, Moreh with the police arresting him on charges of being a drug baron, responsible for smuggling Cocaine from across the international border.
V Shekhar, who earned his fortune and wealth at Moreh, in Manipur, is today charged not only with smuggling drugs but also for engineering the murder of one Rajesh Dagar some time back.
A native of Tamil Nadu, Shekhar made Moreh his home and soon established himself as a big businessman and apart from being the president of Tamil Sangam, Moreh; he also headed the Moreh Chamber of Commerce as its president. Moreh has an appreciable Tamil population.
The cross border trade through between Myanmar and India through Moreh runs into crores of rupees in a single day.
The police officials have brought the International cocaine smuggler, Shekhar, for trial in the capital court, on Thursday. The smuggler is also charged for the murder for Rajesh Dagar, a fellow operative who parted ways with Shekhar and started his own gang.
The criminal is kept at an unknown location in relation to his high-end contacts. The smuggler is believed to have earned a fortune out of the business. The police officials have also recovered American dollars from his possession.
The police officials are now tracking down his property in Manipur and Chennai. Upon investigation, the officials found that the black money earned from smuggling was invested in numerous property ventures by the criminal. CSP Neetu Kamal has stated that the criminal will be presented before the court on Friday.
The police officials also believe that the held criminal can provide valuable information about Satyendra, wanted in Rajesh Dagar murder case. The wanted criminal Satyendra is the younger brother of the Rajesh Dagar. It is believed that he along with Shekhar planned the murder of Rajesh by hired guns. Dagar was a fellow operative of Shekhar in the gang; however, he went on to start his own gang that led to the rivalry between the two.
(Courtesy: The Sangai Express / dailybhaskar.com)Number of Views :5208
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