After stock market trade went awry, duo who took to smuggling drugs held by police

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Patiala
  • Updated: Oct 16, 2014 20:49 IST

The police have arrested two men from Rajasthan, who jumped into the drug trade to make easy money after incurring heavy losses in the stock market trade.

Cops arrested both when they were on their way to Haryana to sell 12 kg of opium on election day. The accused have been indentified as Anil Kumar, a resident of Bhadam village, and Manoj Kumar, a resident of Anoop City, Nepla (Rajsthan).

Senior superintendent of police Hardial Singh Mann said during preliminary investigation it came to light that the two accused were involved in share trading and incurred heavy losses due to which they resorted to smuggling drugs. They had bought 12 kg of opium from a drug supplier called Krishan at the rate of `1 lakh per kg and were to supply it at the rate of `1.5 lakh per kg during the Haryana polls.

Mann said the accused had been arrested by Passiana police station at a naka near Dhakdaba village where the accused were driving down in a Ritz (RJ31CA-1173) from the Sangrur side, with their destination being the area of Guhla Cheeka through villages bordering Haryana.


Meanwhile, the police arrested members of 'Challamar Faizabad' (UP) gang involved in vehicle lifting. The SSP said the arrested persons had been identified as Radhey Sham, Munish Kumar, Mant Ram and Krishan Lal, all residents of Faizabad (UP) and had recovered .315 bore country made pistol, four cartridges and iron rodes from them, which they used to loot persons on national highways. The four accused were wanted in many cases lodged in Patiala, Sangrur and Mohali districts.

Police arrests 6 vehicle thiefs

The police have also arrested members of an interstate gang of vehicle robbers and recovered 19 stolen vehicles from them. The accused were active in the area of Mohali, Patiala, Una and other parts of Himachal Pradesh. They stole vehicles from these areas and punched their engine numbers, chaise numbers and prepared forged bills and registration certificates to sell them as authentic vehicles.

The gang would target two-wheelers parked in the colleges, bus stands and other public places by using duplicate and old keys. After stealing vehicles, they would change the engine number and chaise number and sell them. Further investigation in the matter is on, said the SSP.

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