In nearly two years with Narcotics Control Bureau the 1995 batch IPS officer of Jammu and Kashmir cadre, Mohan virtually assumed a dubious status of a don, running the network of professional drug dealers and peddlers in at least nine states that sold heroin.
Today when he was produced in a magistrate’s court at Mazgaon the ATS revealed Mohan allegedly hired a contract killer to finish a dealer who defaulted on payment for a 10 kilo heroin consignment. His remand to police custody has been extended to 7 February.
As a zonal director of NCB at Chandigarh he had busted drug rings operating in the north. About six police officers were suspended by the IGP there when he exposed their connection with the drug mafia.
No one suspected that Mohan would in due course launch his own drug syndicate specifically fulfilling the "needs" of Mumbai.
His two contacts in Mumbai ~ a businessman Vicky Oberoi and old associate Rajesh Kumar of Haryana police ~ have also been arrested by the ATS.
Oberoi, according to police, is well connected and used to circulate in elitist groups which include some top cops of Mumbai.
When a police informant (khabri) approached an assistant inspector Mr Sunil Mane his reacted in disbelief. But, nevertheless, spoke to ATS chief Mr KP Raghuvanshi.
Mohan was kept under watch. After ascertaining the veracity of kahbri’s inputs ATS succeeded in arresting Mohan with heroin in his possession.
He has been changing his statements/versions often ATS said but as the investigation continues the emerging murky underworld of this highly qualified and intelligent drug-lord has startled the ATS. It reminded ATS detectives of another IPS officer Rahul Sur of 1981 batch who at the helm of Mumbai’s anti-narcotic cell manipulated the seized contraband and sold them to drug dealers. When Sur sensed his imminent arrest fled the country with family.
He is absconding for 12 years and is believed to be settled in America. Mohan had no such good fortune.