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Mumbai: Police constable arrested for bringing drugs for prisoners

Mumbai: A constable posted at Arthur Road Jail, Mumbai, was arrested for delivering drugs to prisoners on Sunday, police said.

According to information received from the police, accused police constable Vivek Naik was caught delivering marijuana inside the jail.
Mumbai Police said, "Vivek Naik, a police constable of Arthur Road Jail has been arrested for delivering drugs to inmates inside the jail. When the accused was searched in the presence of senior officers, 8 capsules (70 grams of hashish) were recovered from him. The police registered a case against the accused constable under the NDPS Act. Court has sent him to 5-day Police custody."

The accused police constable Vivek just like other days reached Arthur Road Jail today to perform his duties, police officials said.
"He was searched near the main gate of Arthur Road Jail. It was suspected that he was hiding something. He objected to searching his underwear. When the accused was searched in the presence of senior officers, 8 capsules (70 grams of hashish) were recovered in a plastic bag in the underwear," police further said.

According to police officials when the accused Naik was asked about this, he said that a person named Rahul had asked him to deliver these drugs to a person named Rashid who was imprisoned in jail.
The police registered a case against the accused constable under the NDPS Act, arrested him and presented him in court. The court has sent him to police custody for 5 days. 

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