IPS officer gets 13 years jail for pilfering drugs

A court here Monday sentenced a senior Indian Police Service (IPS) officer to 13 years in jail in a case of pilfering seized contraband.

The IPS officer, Saji Mohan, who was arrested with 12 kg heroin in January 2009 in Mumbai, was also slapped a fine of Rs.3 lakh by the court.

A 1995 cadre IPS officer and a former Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) zonal director  in Chandigarh, Saji Mohan was accused of pilfering contraband, seized from various places in Punjab and Jammu, with the help of his junior colleague Balwinder Singh during his tenure in the region.

The duo were booked by Chandigarh police in 2009.

Saji Mohan has also been booked in another corruption case by Chandigarh police for embezzling Rs.13.81 lakh.

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