Mangaluru: 10 held on charges of drug peddling

02:30 PM Jan 11, 2023 | Team Udayavani |

Mangaluru: The city police arrested ten persons including MBBS students on charges of peddling drugs.


The arrested are Neel Kishorilal Ramil Sha (38), a UK citizen, Dr Sameer (32), Dr Nadiva Sirai (24), Dr Manimaran Mutthu (28), Dr Varshini Prathi (26), Dr Bhanu Dhahiya (27), Dr Riva Chadda (22), Dr Kshithir Gupta (25), Drira Basin (23) and Mohammad Rauf @ Gouse (34).

On January 8, Neil Kishorilal Ramji Shah was arrested from Bunts Hostel. He had possessed ganja in his flat and was trying to sell it to locals and students.

Reportedly, Neel who has been studying in the city for the last 15 years was working as a drug peddler and used to supply ganja to students in the city.

Speaking in this regard Mangaluru police Commissioner Shashi Kumar said that Neel was pursuing his studies in a dental college and in the past 15 years, he had not completed his education.”


The nine other people were arrested today from their PGs, flats, and rented houses. The arrested were produced to the court and were later sent to two-day police custody.


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