Two persons, including a Senior Inspector of Maharashtra police, were on arrested from central Mumbai for allegedly trying to sell 1.54 kg brown sugar worth Rs 15 lakh.
They had bought the drugs from Jammu and Kashmir and was going to deliver it to a local drug peddler.
Cops suspect that Dhawale has been part of an active drug-peddling racket for years now, and has been using his official position to buy drugs at a lesser price.
He also has also been threatening drug peddlers in the city that he will get them arrested.
In 2007, when he was posted at Vikhroli police station, the State Excise Department had arrested Dhawale. He was dismissed from service under Section 311 of the Bombay Police Acts. But subsequently reinstated a few months ago.
Dhawale is also said to have grabbed land worth several crores in Ghatkopar-Vikhroli-Parksite area in the last few years.
Strong punishment should be given to those involved in this act?