Indian businessman caught in America, know the whole matter

Jul 10 2020 03:55 PM
Indian businessman caught in America, know the whole matter

Due to the Corona epidemic, many smuggling cases are reported in the country.  An Indian businessman in the US has been sentenced to three years in prison for drug trafficking and money laundering. He was extradited from the Czech Republic and brought here. On July 7, 37-year-old businessman Jeetendra Harish Belani, alias Jeetu, 37 of Nagpur was sentenced by the Federal District Court in Pittsburgh, California.

After serving the jail sentence, he will remain under surveillance for three years. He was arrested in the Czech Republic on 3 June 2019 and since then he has been in police custody for almost 13 months. He will be sent to India after being released from federal custody. On Thursday, attorney Scott W. Brady said that along with this, he would also have to pay a fine of one lakh US dollars (more than 75 lakh rupees), otherwise, strict action will be issued against him.

After his arrest in the Czech Republic, he was extradited to America. During the hearing of the petition on December 9, 2019, Belani admits that he runs a drug distribution company called LeHPL Ventures in India between 2015 and 2019,  along with his co-conspirators and exported many such drugs to the US which were given only on prescription by doctors only. Since this statement, the action is ben taken against him.

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