On Monday Anti- Narcotic Cell of Crime Branch arrested a young model and man, for drug trafficking and seized 25 gram Mephedrone worth Rs 75,000.
The accused have been identified as Bunty alias Bagga Sheru Ahmed Khan (27), a resident of New Suraj Nagar, Wathoda, Nandanvan, and Shivani Nandu Banait (20), a resident of Uday Nagar, Hudkeshwar.
According to the sources, Bunty was earlier arrested in one of the offences registered under relevant sections of the Narcotic Drugs & Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act. Shivani, who is a model, had participated in several beauty contests in city.
The cops received a tip off that both the accused are arriving near the Bole Petrol Pump bus stand around 11 am, after which the cops laid a trap for them. As soon as Bunty and Shivani deported from a private luxury bus, cops nabbed them.
Police found 20 gramme Mephedrone in Bunty’s bag and five gramme Mephedrone in Shivani’s purse. Cops have registered an offence under Sections 21(b) and 29 of NDPS Act against Bunty and Shivani at Sitabuldi Police Station.
Senior PI Rajendra Nikam, API Vijay Kasodhan, WPSI P D Godmale and constabulary staff under the supervision of Commissioner of Police Dr Bhushan Kumar Upadhyay, Joint CP Ravindra Kadam, Addl CP (Crime) Nilesh Bharne, DCP(Detection) Gajanan Rajmane and ACP (Crime) Sudhir Nandanwar made the arrest.