The police claimed to have arrested a man, identified as Majeed Mian, a resident of Bettiah district, Bihar, with 8-kg charas (cannabis) from a Haryana Roadways bus at Bapror village near Rajpura town of the district. He was produced before the local court from where he was sent to 14-day judicial remand.
The police stopped a bus near Vardhman factory on the national highway for a routine checking. As the police started the search, a passenger got off the bus and started running towards fields. The cops chased him for a distance and managed to nab him and recovered 8-kg charas from his possession.
Investigating officer (IO) Janpal Singh said that the accused had bought the drug from Nepal and was going to supply it to workers of factories at Ludhiana, Khanna and other industrial towns of the state. A case has been registered under sections 20/61/85 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act at Shambu police station of the district.