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Two held with opium, poppy

Two held with opium, poppy

Photo for representation only. File photo

Hoshiarpur: The police have recovered 1 kg of opium and a quintal of poppy husk from two peddlers in separate incidents. SP (D) Ravinderpal Singh Sandhu said the team from Garhdiwala police station had laid a naka in the area. He said a person near Kalra village was signalled to stop, but while trying to escape he threw a plastic envelope. He said on inspecting the envelope, cops recovered 1-kg opium from it. The accused has been identified Gurwinder Singh, alias Ginda, a resident of Narayangarh village. A case has been registered against the accused under the NDPS Act. In another incident, cops from Mehtiana police station recovered 100-Kg poppy husk from a canter laden with apples. Sandhu said they received a tip-off that a vehicle loaded with apples, coming from Jammu and Kashmir, had huge quantity of poppy husk hidden in it. The accused has identified as Roshan, a resident of Jahangir village, Sangrur. OC

One succumbs in Hoshiarpur

Hoshiarpur: The health authorities reported 35 new positive cases on Thursday. With this the number of positive patients has increased to 6882. The authorities reported one death and as a result, the toll reached 248. Civil Surgeon Dr Jasvir Singh said with receipt of 1,450 new samples of people with influenza like symptoms, total number of samples taken in the district has reached 1,90,271. OC

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