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Mumbai police search for city based lawyer after ANC raids on Kolhapur farmhouse throw up mephedrone

The ANC said that they have arrested two persons, including the caretaker of the Kolhapur farmhouse owned by lawyer Rajkumar Rajhuns.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai |
Updated: November 17, 2021 10:32:40 pm
ANC, Kolhapur Police and Kolhapur Forensic Science Laboratory seized 120 grams of Mephedrone and equipment and raw material worth Rs 2.35 crore used to manufacture the substance. (File photo)

The Anti-Narcotics Cell of the Mumbai Police on Wednesday said that they are on the lookout for a Mumbai-based lawyer whose Kolhapur farmhouse was used to allegedly prepare Mephedrone.

The officials of the cell said they have arrested two persons, including the caretaker of the Kolhapur farmhouse owned by the lawyer, Rajkumar Rajhuns.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), ANC, Datta Nalawade said teams from the cell along with those from local Kolhapur police as well as Kolhapur Forensic Science Laboratory have been raiding the place for the past three days. “The team seized 120 grams of Mephedrone and equipment and raw material worth Rs 2.35 crore that was used to manufacture the narcotics,” Nalawade said.

Following this, the team arrested the caretaker of the farmhouse, identified as Nikhil Lohar. Nalawade said that the raid followed the arrest of a drug peddler from Bandra identified as Christina Maglin alias Ayesha alias Simran on Saturday. An officer said that 50 grams of Mephedrone was found on her.
During interrogation, she allegedly told the ANC that she had procured the narcotic from the Kolhapur farmhouse following which the raid was conducted. DCP Nalawade said they were now looking for the lawyer and had also searched his Andheri office in the city.

The officer said that the accused had been using the farmhouse for mephedrone production over the last year. “He hails from Kolhapur and was living in Mumbai for his law practice. We suspect that he would get mephedrone in his vehicle when he came to the city from Kolhapur,” Nalawade said.

An officer said that Rajhuns had got in touch with Maglin a few years back after representing her in a case of cheating in Ghatkopar where she was a complainant. Since then, the duo has been in touch with each other, the officer added. Lohan and Maglin are currently in ANC custody.

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