Peddler nabbed with opium worth Rs 45 lakh in Kurukshetra

Had bought it from Jharkhand; sent to 8-day police remand

Peddler nabbed with opium worth Rs 45 lakh in Kurukshetra

The Kurukshetra police have arrested a man and recovered over 26-kg opium worth nearly Rs 45 lakh from his possession, on Wednesday. Photo for representation only.

Kurukshetra, October 13

The Kurukshetra police have arrested a man and recovered over 26-kg opium worth nearly Rs 45 lakh from his possession, on Wednesday.

The suspect has been identified as Ajit Singh, alias Kala, of Shahabad in Kurukshetra. He was produced before a court today which sent him to 8-day police remand.

Superintendent of Police Himanshu Garg said, “The CIA-2 unit of the Kurukshetra police got information about Anup alias Bittu, a resident of Shahabad, and his illegal activities. The team got information that Ajit got opium for Anup from Jharkhand, and even today Ajit was bringing opium in his car. Following a tip-off, a naka was set up near Rattangarh village on the national highway. During checking, his car was stopped and 26.500-kg opium was recovered from the vehicle.”

The SP said, “During questioning, Ajit confessed that he brings opium from Jharkhand for Anup and charges commission from him. Ajit’s previous record is being verified while there are three cases under the NDPS Act against Anup. Efforts are being made to arrest Anup as well. The market value of the seized opium is around Rs 45 lakh. A case has been registered at the Shahabad police station.” — TNS

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