The Gwalior bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court has reserved its order on a writ petition filed by the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) in matter of Ganja supply through Amazon e commerce portal. The matter listed for hearing today was heard by single bench of Justice G S Ahluwalia.
The CAIT was represented by senior lawyer Shilpi Jain who argued the matter making a plea of a Court monitored investigation & since the matter is of inter-state nature, a separate investigation should be conducted by Narcotics Control Bureau. Justice Ahluwalia heard the matter at length and the lawyer appearing for MP State objected to locus standi of the petitioner CAIT which was over ruled by the bench.
The CAIT had filed a writ on 7th December, 21 which came for hearing today. In this matter, the MP Police has so far seized about 70 kg of Ganja including 48 kg of Ganja seized by Visakhapatnam police, sold through Amazon e portal. Several persons have been arrested so far both from Madhya Pradesh & Vishakhapatnam. The Ganja racket was busted by MP Police on 11th November and MP Govt has constituted a SIT headed by DIG Manoj Kumar Singh, who unearthed the racket when he was SP, Bhind of MP.
Other lawyers of CAIT appeared before the Court include former Additional Advocate General of MP Rajiv Sharma & Advocates Kranti Milind, Abir Roy, Shradha Dubey, Shikha Makhija & others.