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Maharashtra: Shiv Sena (UBT) member absconding drug mafia Lalit Patil nabbed

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Shiv Sena (UBT) member drug mafia Lalit Patil, who had been on the run for 15 days from Sassoon Hospital in Pune, was arrested by the Mumbai crime department in Chennai on Tuesday (seventeenth October). Evading each the hospital administration and the police, Lalit Patil managed to flee on 2nd October.

The seek for him concerned each the Pune and Mumbai Police departments. Now that Lalit Patil is in police custody, it’s anticipated that the involvement of a number of outstanding people within the drug case will come to gentle.

Mumbai Police detained drug mafia particular person Lalit Patil. Mumbai Police took him into custody from Chennai. He had escaped from a hospital in Pune and Police have been looking for him: Mumbai Police

— ANI (@ANI) October 18, 2023
Lalit Patil escaped from a Hospital in Pune

Lalit Patil fled from Sassoon Hospital in Pune on 2nd October triggering the deployment of a number of search groups. His drug manufacturing unit in Nashik was busted by the Mumbai Police.

While being held at Yerawada jail since 2020 for drug possession, Lalit Patil was transferred to ward quantity 16 of Sassoon Hospital for medical therapy. Shockingly, it was found that Patil had been concerned within the illicit commerce of mephedrone, aided by two people within the canteen. Subsequently, the crime department police apprehended the 2 culprits on the hospital premises, confiscating mephedrone valued at roughly Rs 2 crore.

Despite these developments, Patil managed to flee at round 8 p.m. on 2nd October, eluding the police whereas being taken to an X-ray testing appointment. As of now, the police authorities have apprehended 4 main drug traffickers in reference to the case.

After Lalit Patil escaped, police busted his manufacturing unit and arrested his brother

For the final 15 days, Mumbai, Pune and Nashik police have been looking out for Lalit Patil. However, Lalit Patil was evading the police. Meanwhile, medicine value crores of rupees have been seized throughout a raid at Lalit Patil’s manufacturing unit in Nashik. Lalit Patil’s brother Bhushan Patil and his manufacturing unit supervisor Abhishek Balkawade have been nabbed. Police have been on the lookout for Lalit Patil.

Every week in the past, the police arrested Lalit Patil’s brother Bhushan Patil from the Nepal border. He was additionally dropped at Nashik for investigation. The Pune Police raided the home of Bhushan Patil in suburban Nashik. Bhushan was additionally taken for investigation on the drug manufacturing unit in Shinde village the place the raid was performed and medicines value 350 crore rupees have been seized. After finishing the investigation, a crew of Pune Police took alongside Bhushan Patil.

How did the police lure the drug mafia?

Following a tip-off about Lalit Patil’s presence in Chennai, the Mumbai Police’s Crime Investigation Department arrange a lure leading to his arrest. Lalit Patil has been transported to Mumbai and is about to be produced in courtroom shortly.

Lalit Patil is a global drug trafficking syndicate member. Despite an in depth search operation performed by the police to find him, Lalit Patil remained elusive. However, a vital error led to his eventual seize as he fell into the police’s grasp.

Lalit Patil was adopted by 10 groups of Pune Police, 3 groups of Mumbai Police and a crew of Nashik Police. Meanwhile, Sakinaka police have been looking out for Lalit from the start. However, he was evading the arrest. Meanwhile, Sakinaka police laid a lure. Sakinaka police had one of many accused of their custody. Lalit Patil referred to as the accused and failed. Lalit Patil was in contact with the accused. Sakinaka police have been getting details about the place Lalit Patil was roaming.

After escaping, the drug mafia Patil first went to Gujarat with two of his accomplices in a journey firm automotive. From there, he reached Dhule, then Karnataka after which Bangalore. Sakinaka police obtained data that he was in Chennai. Accordingly, the crew left. A lure was laid the place he was hiding after which he was arrested at night time.

The Shiv Sena (UBT) connection

During this time, there have been accusations of connections between Lalit Patil and political figures. Currently, it’s to be seen whether or not the police will uncover all these associations through the investigation and what revelations will floor consequently.

उद्धव ठाकरेचे निकटवर्तीय ड्रग्स माफिया ललित पाटील याला मुंबई पोलिसांनी चेन्नई येथून अटक केली. @OfficeofUT ठाकरे नेहमीच माफिया लोकांच्या हातात गंडा का बांधतात?

सचिन वाझे
प्रदीप शर्मा
ललित पाटील
सट्टेबाज सिघांनी

— Prakash Gade (@PrakashGade13) October 18, 2023

Lalit Patil’s most outstanding political connection is with Shiv Sena (UBT). In an undated {photograph}, he’s seen tying Shiv Bandhan from Uddhav Thackeray. Shiv Bandhan is taken into account as a mark of loyalty of the Shiv Sena (UBT) members.

Prakash Gade of Maharashtra state BJP IT cell posted on X, “Uddhav Thackeray’s shut drug mafia Lalit Patil was arrested by the Mumbai Police from Chennai. Why does Thackeray all the time join with mafia folks? Sachin Waze, Pradeep Sharma, Lalit Patil, Betting accused Singhani. During the tenure of deputy chief minister of the state Devendra Fadnavis Ji, the police have by no means given a free go to Naxalites, drug mafia and terrorists. Look on the historical past.

The preliminary arrests in 2020

Lalit Patil was initially apprehended below the NDPS (Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances) Act associated to a notable drug confiscation incident in 2020, recorded on the Chakan police station. The matter unfolded when the Pimpri Chinchwad police detained 22 people after the invention of 20 kilograms of mephedrone, valued at Rs 20 crore, in Chakan in October 2020. Further inquiries unveiled a major community engaged within the manufacturing and distribution of narcotics, indicating {that a} biotech agency in Ranjangaon had manufactured mephedrone exceeding the worth of Rs 130 crore.

Furthermore, the police asserted that Patil’s engagement prolonged past drug acquisition; he was accused of receiving important quantities of cash from varied people apprehended within the Chakan case. Allegedly, these funds have been utilized to acquire authorized illustration and to barter with authorities. Additionally, Patil had contested within the earlier Nashik civic polls.

‘Please don’t kill him in an encounter’, says the household

Lalit Patil’s dad and mom have expressed worry of their son’s encounter. Both of them have pleaded, “Take action against our son, but please do not kill him in an encounter.”

“The police have arrested Lalit, now they should consider and make further decisions, we have nothing more to say than this. Currently, we are not in the right state of mind,” Lalit’s dad and mom said.

Lalit’s father stated, “We did not know that our children used to run such a big drug racket. If we knew this, we would have told him not to do it as that was wrong. Meanwhile, a person told us that political leaders had ordered the police to kill our son in an encounter. So we are afraid of Lalit’s encounter.”

He added, “Never in our wildest dreams did we think our children would do something like this. I was a government employee. I retired after 38 years of service. Lalit has been in jail since 2020. But we never went to see him. We had let him go. It’s better for such children to die. All of this is hurting us. If anything happens to us, our grandchildren will be helpless. So now the police should not harass us.”