Kangra police seize 5 kg charas

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Dharamsala
  • Updated: Jun 22, 2014 23:45 IST

Acting on a tip-off, a team of Kangra police seized five kilograms charas from a person at Jayanti Vihar colony near the temple town of Kangra on Sunday. The accused has been identified as Kanti Lal hailing from Champaran district of Bihar.

Assistant superintendent of police Hitesh Lakhanpal who led the team said the police lay a trap after getting a tip off. The accused told the police that he had arrived here from Ludhiana to supply the consignment to a local drug peddler, Dinesh Kumar. However, the police personnel deployed near the colony in plain clothes caught him and found the charas in 10 half-kilogram packets from his bag.

Police said the accused was a regular visitor to Kangra and had brought 2 kg of charas earlier also to supply to local drug peddlers. Meanwhile, police have registered a case under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act and have arrested the accused.

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