Two months after the Navi Mumbai Crime Department, probing the used hand gloves case, arrested the primary accused, Dheeraj Rishikeshan (28), supervisor of waste administration of the Kochi-based Amritha Institute of Medical Science and Analysis Centre, the hospital claimed that Mr. Rishikeshan was not an worker, however a devotee.
The police had written to the hospital searching for particulars of employment of Mr. Rishikeshan and about others from the hospital who have been related to him.
“We had despatched two letters. The hospital lastly responded stating that Mr. Rishikeshan was not their worker however a devotee of ‘Amma’. The hospital stated that they’d no thought how he was disposing of the used gloves which he used to gather from the hospital,” assistant police inspector Rahul Rakh from the Crime Department stated.
In the meantime, Mr. Rishikeshan advised the police that he was the waste administration supervisor with the hospital. He additionally stated that he was not conscious that used gloves have been being recycled, as he was made to consider by the opposite accused who took the gloves from him that they’d be used for making rubber chappals.
On August 18, as per the knowledge obtained by Mr. Rakh, the Crime Department Unit I seized round 4 tonnes of used hand gloves at a unit in Gami Industrial Park, Pawane MIDC, Navi Mumabi, which have been being washed and repacked for promoting them additional. As many as 263 sacks containing 4 lakh used hand gloves together with 17 packets which had hand gloves after wash and dry have been discovered.
Within the raid, Prashant Ashok Surve (38), a resident of Belapur, who ran the unit, was arrested. Mr. Surve led the police to Vipul Shah (52) from Malad, and Nazeem Khan (30), who ran a godown in Bhiwandi, from the place 15 tonnes of used gloves price ₹15 lakh have been seized. Mr. Shah and Mr. Khan then helped the police arrest Imran Lateef Siddiqui in Bengaluru following which 10 tonnes of used gloves price ₹10 lakh have been seized from a godown.
Mr. Surve additionally led the police to Afroz Shaikh (36) from Malegaon who had a godown in Aurangabad from the place 19 tonnes of used gloves price ₹19 lakh have been seized.
Mr. Shaikh took the police to Hyderabad from the place the police obtained one other result in the Kochi hospital from the place Mr. Rishikeshan was nabbed.
Based on the police, investigations into the Bengaluru and Hyderabad hyperlinks helped them uncover the Kochi hospital connection.