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Drug racket: Hyd cops unaware of Calvin Mascarenhas’ old records

Hyderabad: The alleged mastermind in LSD drug racket of Hyderabad, Calvin Mascarenhas has a history of drug cases against him, which police was unaware of. He is allegedly involved in providing the schools, colleges, and Tollywood with the drugs.
A case was booked in 2016 with the Bowenpally police against Calvin, which could not be highlighted, hence the police don’t know about its current status.

Bowenpally inspector B. Sridhar said, “Calvin was arrested by the Task Force and handed over to us. We booked him under the NDPS Act. The case was transferred to the Anti-Narcotics Cell of the Central Crime Station. We don’t know its status,” reports DC.

Excise officials said Calvin had confessed during interrogation that there was a case under the NDPS Act booked against him in 2013, which his advocate K. Revanth Rao Gopalaswamy denies. Mr Gopalaswamy said the case booked against Calvin in 2016 was the first against him. “There is no other case pending against him,” he said.

According to him, Bowenpally police had filed a false case against Calvin in 2016, alleging that he was in possession of seven LSD blots. “After he was picked up his brother filed a habeas corpus petition (which requires a person to be brought before a judge) in the High Court,” he said.
The High Court in its order on the petition said the Assistant Government Pleader had produced a copy of FIR /2016 registered with the Bowenpally police and stated that Calvin was in judicial custody. The writ petition was then dismissed.

Excise enforcement director Akun Shabarwal said, “Calvin himself confessed that there was an NDPS Act case against him in 2013 in Bowenpally. We are not aware of the 2016 case. We will be opening a history sheet against Calvin and we will keep him on the radar. We were told that he was under the watch of the Narcotics Control Bureau too.”