BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh police have issued a notice to Amazon as part of their investigation into the alleged smuggling of marijuana through the e-commerce network. The development comes a day after Madhya Pradesh home minister Narottam Mishra expressed concern over “ganja (marijuana) consignments being delivered via Amazon” and “non-cooperation with the investigation”. Mishra had said, “There are no guidelines for online businesses. We’ll make guidelines for MP. Amazon was called but they’re not cooperating. I appeal to Amazon’s MD, CEO to cooperate or else we’ll initiate action.” Police in Bhind are investigating alleged smuggling of marijuana via the Amazon network. Three people have been arrested so far. Top Bhind police official Manoj Singh told TOI that Amazon was not cooperating with the probe at all. “The company is earning big from this country and they have a social responsibility towards citizens,” he said. Police say 1 tonne marijuana, worth over Rs 1 crore, was transported under the guise of ‘curry leaf’ or ‘stevia leaf’ shipments.

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