Bengaluru: He got brown sugar delivered via drivers, called it prasadam | Bengaluru News – Times of India


BENGALURU: A 25-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly supplying brown sugar to select customers from across Karnataka and Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu through courier and bus drivers.
Vikram Khileri, a resident of Girinagar who’s from Rajasthan, was picked up after a City Market police laid a trap for him based on credible information. “We ordered two packets of brown sugar through a decoy. Khileri delivered it and we intercepted him near Patnulpet near City Market,” a police officer said.
“The suspect was hiding some brown sugar in his helmet when the police party detained him. The team later seized 90 grams of brown sugar, two mobiles and cash worth Rs 6,000 from him,” said Sanjiv M Patil, deputy commissioner of police (west).
Preliminary investigation revealed Khileri came from Rajasthan four years ago and settled in Bengaluru as a construction labourer. He got into drug peddling two years ago after he met a peddler in the city who’s also from Rajasthan. “The main peddler switched off his mobile soon after learning about Khileri’s arrest,” an officer said.
Police said Khileri used to send brown sugar in envelops to his customers — in Hubballi, Ballari, Hassan, Vijayapura and Coimbatore — through courier. “He often used bus drivers to deliver it and would pay each Rs 100. He would claim he was sending prasadam to his friends,” Patil said.
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