Seizure of intoxicants: 1 more arrested in Amritsar

Seizure of intoxicants: 1 more arrested in Amritsar

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Tribune News Service

Amritsar, October 10

Continuing with the investigation into the seizure of a huge quantity of intoxicants, the Amritsar (rural) police claimed that the accused had procured around 5.4 lakh sedative pills from Uttarakhand and Bhopal, of which only 1.8 lakh were confiscated, while the rest were sold.

The police have made seventh arrests in the case. The accused has been identified as Ankush Mahajan. The police said Sunny Tarzen and Vivek Mahajan were still on the run. Officials privy to the investigation revealed that the accused had procured 5.4 lakh tablets in the last three months and were trying to find out as to where these pills were sold.

Nearly 900 boxes of intoxicants were brought from Bhopal and Uttarakhand and each box was being sold from Rs3,000 to Rs4,000.

Many heads involved in this racket being headed by Naveen Gupta may role in further course of investigations, said the police. Certain transport companies were also under radar.

The police have already nabbed Naveen Gupta, Rohit Kumar, Manish Mahajan, Karamjit Singh, Kirpal Singh and Munna in the case.

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