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Mathura rats turned druggie? ‘Rodents ate over 500 kg marijuana’, ‘helpless’ cops tell court

Mathura police in its report to special NDPS court submitted a that the rats “ate” over 500 kg of marijuana, stored in the warehouses of Shergarh and Highway police stations.

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New Delhi: Mathura Police have made a bizarre & rather ‘helpless’ admission in court. They claimed that rats have eaten more than 500 kilograms of marijuana.

The weird claim by Mathura Police came in response to city court’s query on marijuana recovered under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS) Act.

Earlier this year, the court had asked cops to produce the marijuana recovered in a case registered under NDPS Act.

However, Mathura police in its report to special NDPS court submitted a that the rats “ate” over 500 kg of marijuana, stored in the warehouses of Shergarh and Highway police stations. These narcotics were seized & confiscated by police during previous raids.

Hearing this, the additional district judge ordered SSP Mathura Abhishek Yadav to get rid of the ‘mice menace’ and also deliver proof that rats consumed 581 kg marijuana worth Rs 60 lakhs, as claimed by the cops. Reports suggest that court has fixed November 26 as next date of hearing in the case.

The court has also given 5 point instruction for disposal of weed stored in warehouses of police department.

What’s the matter & how mices ate up all

In May 2020, the Mathura cops had captured weed smugglers and huge cache of marijuana/weed was recovered from them. The cops had confiscated 2 tranches of weeds – one of 386 kg and another of 195 kg. The weed was hidden in millet bags being ferried to some other place. The cops intercepted this truck in Shergarh area and impounded the narcotics substance. Six men were also arrested for smuggling marijuana. All of them were booked under NDPS Act & a case lodged against them.

Not the first such case

A similar case was reported from UP’s Etah district last year, when the Kotwali Dehat police station claimed that rodents consumed more than 1,000 cartons of liquor. These liquor cartoons were also confiscated from smugglers & costed about Rs 35 lakh.

As the court didn’t buy this theory, a high-level investigating team was set up, which later concluded that the SHO in connivance with liquor mafias sold the seized alcohol for ‘monetary gains’.

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