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Sunday, 6 September 2020

Peddler held with heroin worth Rs35L in Sirsa

Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, September 5

The police have arrested a person on the charges of possessing heroin weighing 350 gram in Sirsa district. The estimated value of seized contraband is Rs 35 lakh.

Giving this information here on Saturday, a police spokesperson said a team of Anti-Narcotics Cell was on routine patrolling at Barnala road. The team noticed suspicious movement of a person in a car who tried to escape by taking a U-turn after seeing the police team. The police caught the person and when searched, it recovered 350-gram heroin from his possession.

During preliminary interrogation, accused Jitender Kumar, alias Jitu, of Adampur Mandi revealed that the seized heroin was to be supplied among addicts in various parts of Punjab.

Two cases under the NDPS Act were already registered against the accused. He would be taken on remand by producing in a court. Further probe is underway.

In a separate development, a CIA team seized 13 kg 100 gram poppy husk from the possession of two accused in the Kalanwali area.

Wanted criminal nabbed

In a major breakthrough, the police have arrested a most wanted criminal Sandeep, alias Bagri, who was carrying a reward worth Rs 20,000 from Bhiwani district.

The police have also recovered an illegal pistol from his possession. The arrest was made by the Crime Investigation Agency.

While stating this, a police spokesperson said the arrested offender was involved in more than half-a-dozen criminal cases registered at various police stations in Mahendragarh and Bhiwani district. He was arrested following a secret input from the new bus stand area in Bhiwani.

The Mahendragarh police had announced a reward of Rs 20,000 on his arrest. A case was registered against him under the Arms Act and further probe is underway.

from The Tribune

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