The Basti Jodhewal police claim to have arrested a resident of Kartar Nagar with 200gm narcotic powder.The accused has been identified as Sonu Sharma (22).
A case under sections 22, 61, 85 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act has been registered against the accused.
Giving details about the arrest, inspector Gurpreet Singh, station house officer (SHO), Basti Jodhewal police station, said assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Kapil Kumar, incharge at Sundar Nagar police post, arrested the accused from a checkpoint put up on Kirpal Nagar bridge on GT Road on Sunday evening.
Sharma was passing by, when the police stopped and frisked him, and recovered 200 gm narcotic powder from his possession.
The SHO said Sharma was a three-wheeler driver, and started drug peddling to meet his need for drugs.
ASI Kumar said the police on Monday produced the accused before the court that remanded him in one-day police custody. He said the police were investigating to know from where the accused used to procure the drugs.