Rs 20,000 crore drug haul at Gautam Adani's Mundra Port triggers war on social media
The massive seizure of drugs worth over Rs 20,000 crore from the Mundra Port in Gujarat has led to section of people, especially on social media, to criticise port owners Adani Group. In fact, a full-fledged war broke out on Twitter.
The massive seizure of drugs worth over Rs 20,000 crore from the Mundra Port in Gujarat has led to a section of people, especially on social media, to criticise port owners Adani Group. In fact, a full-fledged war broke out on Twitter.
While many rushed to accuse Gautam Adani of smuggling the heroin that was confiscated by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, others questioned why no action was being taken against the Mundra port where the drug-laden containers arrived.
The Congress party and its allies like the Shiv Sena spoke of how the issue did not figure on television media debates which, last year, had debated over few grams of marijuana allegedly found in actor Rhea Chakraborty's possession.
Having created a Twitter hashtag -- BJP Gujarat Drugs Model -- the Grand old Party slammed the Narendra Modi government for its inability to break the drug syndicate operating through Gujarat.
But countering them, another section of users reminded that the logic of accusing the port owner of the drug seizure and clamouring the arrest of Adani and Prime Minister Modi was absolute bunkum.
They said that going by the same logic, members of the Gandhi family must be arrested for drugs being seized at the Indira Gandhi International Airport.
The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence had on Sunday seized three tonnes of heroin from two containers that were loaded at the Bandar Abbas port in Iran. The contraband, which was declared as semi-processed Talc stones, was traced to Kandahar in Afghanistan. Aashi Trading Company, a company registered in Vijayawada, allegedly received the consignment.
Investigations revealed that the drugs, which the forensic experts found to be of very high quality, were reportedly destined to reach New Delhi.
The Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday initiated an investigation under the Prevention of Money-Laundering Act.