Flipkart under fire over narcotics trade

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The seized drugs were kept in backpacks and jute bags and were wrapped in packets of e-commerce major Flipkart and other companies…reports Asian Lite News

The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has urged for an immediate investigation into the purported role of e-commerce major Flipkart in the Shaheen Bagh drugs racket reportedly busted by the Narcotics Control Bureau.

The seized drugs were kept in backpacks and jute bags and were wrapped in packets of e-commerce major Flipkart and other companies, according to reports.

“It is a serious question of law that must not be left unattended because it poses national security threats and is similar to illicit trade of arms,” the traders’ body said in a letter to Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

The bureau seized about 50 kg heroin and arrested a man in connection with the seizure after it conducted raids in the Shaheen Bagh in Delhi, media reports said.

Flipkart lodges FIR

Flipkart has registered an FIR in Delhi against unknown persons for storing narcotic substances in packages by counterfeiting Flipkarts trademark, logo and copyright.

In the FIR, Flipkart said that it learnt from media reports that on April 28-29, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) conducted raids in Jamia Nagar, Delhi.

It was reported that during the raid, 50 kg of high quality heroin, 47 kg of suspected narcotics and Rs 30 lakh of drug money in cash and other incriminating documents were recovered by the NCB from unknown accused persons.

Flipkart said such unknown accused persons are aiding and abetting in the commission of punishable offences by impersonating Flipkart and harming its reputation.

It said that as a responsible and law abiding company, whenever Flipkart has come to know of any illegal or unlawful activity, legal action has been taken with the help of law enforcement agencies in different parts of the country.

Flipkart has asked Delhi Police to conduct a detailed investigation as the offences are cognisable and non-bailable in nature.

“Therefore it is imperative that immediate action is taken to prevent such anti-social elements engaged in criminal activities to protect the public large at large,” Flipkart said in the FIR.

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