Nagpur/Panaji: Mystery shrouds the recovery of dead body of young Nagpur businessman Harsaheb Singh Harpal Singh Baweja (24), in the jungles of Pernem in Goa as more skeletons tumble out of the entire episode.
Baweja, a resident of Kadbi Chowk in Nagpur, was found dead under mysterious circumstances in the jungles of Goa. As Pernem police progressed its investigation, it indicated to be the fall out of drug revelry or something connected to drug mafia.
Earlier it was reported to On Tuesday Pernem police had arrested four persons posing as as ‘yogi babas’ for allegedly dealing in drugs in a jungle area on the Keri-Arambol plateau.
Sources informed that Baweja was seen last time at the place where the yogi babas sit under the banyan tree in the thick jungle, an area which has no cell phone connectivity.
Baweja had gone to Goa for New Year celebrations, along with five friends, and was staying at Calangute. He reportedly went missing since December 28. Sources informed that on Monday, they visited Arambol and went to the sweet- water lake. “They also went to the banyan tree area,” said sources. Harsaheb went missing from there. His friends launched a search for him, but, it was futile.
They later approached the Pernem police station with a complaint about their missing friend. Acting on the complaint, the police raided the place and arrested four people calling themselves “yogi babas”.
Those arrested included Baba Hifruzarana Mohamed Yusuf from Gujarat, Ashok Kumar from Himachal Pradesh, Harpal Gurucharan Singh from Jharkhand and Nimnath Arun Kumar from Delhi.
Sources said that police have seized some items from them, suspected to be drugs. The accused have claimed that those are ayurvedic medicines. Pernem police are further investigating the case. A section of media had earlier exposed this place, notorious for drug dealing. Tourists, both Indian and foreign, walk for about 30 minutes through the narrow forest lanes in the valley to reach this place, which has no access road. Not even a cellphone beep disturbs the peace as no signals reach the place.Now the police are trying to look into another angle into the mystery that surrounds the death of Harsaheb.