As part of the ongoing drive against drug peddling and liquor smuggling, Dehradun police have arrested six persons allegedly involved in drug peddling and liquor smuggling from various parts of the district on Friday. Following the direction of SSP Nivedita Kukreti, a team was formed at the police station level to check drug peddling and liquor smuggling across the district.
Police station officers have arrested six persons from various places in the district in course of vehicle checking drives, police said.
At Kotwali Rishikesh, a police team conducted vehicle checking drive and arrested one identified as Rajat Kumar, resident of Doiwala. Police seized some volume of liquor from the car Kumar was in. Police impounded the car for transporting the smuggled liquor.
Acting on specific information, Dalanwala police and SOG have jointly launched a drive and arrested one identified as Purushottam, resident of Rajeevnagar, Nehru Colony and recovered 17 gram of smack worth Rs 65, 000 and Rs 51, 300 in cash from his possession. During questioning, he is said to have revealed that he used to bring smack at cheaper rate from Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh to be supplied among the students of school/college/university in the city.
In Clement Town, Dehradun police arrested two persons identified as Shah Alam and Shahzad, both residents of Patelnagar, and recovered smack and hashish from their possession. While 5.5 gram smack was recovered from Shah Alam 110 gram hashish was seized from Shahzad. A case under sections 8/20Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act has been registered against the accused in the Clemet Town police station. During questioning, the accused duo is said to have revealed that they used to bring the contrabands from Bareilly to be supplied among the students of the colleges and industry workers.
In Vikasnagar, acting on a tip- off, police have checked vehicles and arrested two persons identified as Sanju Thapa and Ashish Kharka, both Nepal nationals, and recovered 99 IMFL units (rum and whisky) under excise act. They are said to have brought it from Chandigarh to supply it at various places in Dehradun.
Observers opine that drug peddling and liquor smuggling are becoming a lucrative means of earning money with Dehradun being known as an education hub and several students studying in residential schools and colleges being known to be addicted to narcotics and liquor. “What the police are doing though laudable is not enough. Something more needs to be done,” said an observer.
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