CAIT To Hold Nationwide Protests Tomorrow Over Narcotics Sale Online

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  • CAIT to hold protests on Nov 17th over drug-peddling using e–commerce sites.
  • Repotedly, MP police raided the Amazon warehouse at Gwalior and found 390 packets of marijuana.
  • Khandelwal, Secretary-General of Confederation has requested the government to launch an investigation into the matter.

Madhya Pradesh: The Confederation of All India Traders on Monday said that it would hold protests on November 17th in around 1000 cities across the country over the drug peddling gang using e-commerce sites to supply marijuana. Earlier, Madhya Pradesh police busted a racket of marijuana that was being sold as curry leaves via the Amazon e-commerce portal. “Through the protest, we would request the government to take cognizance of the matter and that the action is taken on an immediate basis,” said Praveen Khandelwal, Secretary-General of Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) in a press conference. “We will be sending a letter to all the chief ministers of states in which we would request that the way this happened in Madhya Pradesh, there are chances that the same illegal practice might be running in other states too,” he added.

CAIT has been addressing the problem for many years, according to Khandelwal, who also claims that Amazon, Flipkart, and other companies are operating with foreign cash and their business practises are breaching Indian regulations. “3 people have been apprehended by the police in Madhya Pradesh thus far. Today, our delegation visited with Manoj Kumar Singh, the SP of Bhind. Our MP President Bhupendra Jain led the trip there, and he attempted to obtain information on the situation. According to the report, MP police raided the Amazon warehouse in Gwalior yesterday and discovered roughly 390 packets of marijuana had been sold there” he stated.

“In this case, we have urged that the government investigate the case in the same manner that the NCB investigated the Aryan Khan case. Amazon’s responsible officials must be apprehended “he stated. According to Khandelwal, Section 20-C of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act states that commercial quantities are punishable by rigorous imprisonment for a term of not less than 10 years and a fine of Rs. 1 lakh. We have written to Amit Shah, the Union Home Minister, and Shivraj Singh Chouhan, the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, requesting that no pressure be used to police in any situation.”Today, marijuana has been sold, tomorrow it could be arms and ammunition and later funds can be transferred which may be used against our nation’s army,” Khandelwal added.

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