Sunday 27 June 2021 8:21 AM UTC
By A Staff Reporter
LONDON June 27: A UK based Malayalee businessman has allegedly trapped a Keralite woman by ganging up with a former employee of the woman’s clothing store by stealthily hiding 480grams of ganja (marijuana) in her shop and informing the police.
The woman, who got arrested under the narcotics act, withstood all adversities and finally got to get the Crime Branch in Kerala to investigate and began unravelling the actual truth behind it all.
News reports say that the woman was trapped by this UK based Malayalee businessman Harish who is also son of a noted private hospital in Thiruvananthapuram. Allegedly, the UK based businessman’s proposal to this woman was turned down and this infuriated him to join hands with Vivek Raj, a former employee of the woman’s firm, who was previously expelled for financial irregularities, to place ganja inside the woman’s shop and in turn informing the police.
According to reports the crime branch found that it was a UK Malayalee businessman Harish who was behind the possession of ganja to trap the firm’s owner, Shobha Viswanath, for refusing a marriage proposal.
Sobha Viswanath, 35, said that Harish was a family friend. She has been living separated from her husband for six years ago and her divorce case is pending before court.
Shobha Vishwanath, who runs the clothing store named Weavers Village, told the media that what she had suffered great mental torture after the narcotics department arrested her after finding ganja from within her shop.
The ganja was allegedly hidden by Vivek Raj with the help of another employee of the firm. Vivek Raj himself admitted the matter to the crime branch. The crime branch also found that Harish himself informed the police that there was an intoxicating sale in Weavers Village after carrying the ganja.
Vivek was arrested but Harish is yet to be arrested. Harish has approached the high court for anticipatory bail to be heard on 30th June 2021. Shobha says Harish, who is a UK citizen, is likely to escape if granted bail. The investigation team said investigations were on and there was strong evidence against the accused that more people who had helped Harish had to be arrested.
Shobha also said that the police did not give her a chance to prove her innocence.
“It took six months to prove his innocence. I could have informed the media as soon as the incident happened that day. But I was patiently waiting to prove my innocence,” Said Shobha Vishwanath.
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