Saji, Mohan, the senior IPS officer who was arrested in Mumbai on the charge of selling heroin, had ironically carved for himself an image of a anti-narcotics crusader who had exposed alleged police-drug mafia nexus in Chandigarh.
Mohan, who once dealt with narcotic-related offences, had last year unearthed an alleged police-drug peddlers nexus here. In July last, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) zonal office headed by him had come out with discloures about several Chandigarh police personnel being allegedly involved in drug peddling.
The NCB had said many policemen had deep links with the drug cartel and that illegal drug trade was being carried out in connivance with the police in the region.
Subsequently, Chandigarh police had suspended five of its personnel suspected to be involved in a drug racket. The action was taken on the basis of a report submitted by the NCB of which Mohan was then the Zonal Director.
Asked if police will have a relook at the cases of the suspended policemen, Chandigarh's Inspector General of Police S K Jain said "we will take the new development (Mohan's arrest) into account".
Raju, an alleged drug peddler, had revealed the names of the policemen when he was arrested with 3.5 kg heroin and 1,000 gram smack last year.
Mohan had communicated the names of the policemen to Chandigarh Senior Superintendent of Police S S Srivastava alleging Raju used to bribe the police for running his racket without any hindrance.