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BSc student held for drug peddling in Ludhiana

punjab Updated: Aug 26, 2016 14:09 IST
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The accused in police custody on Thursday. (HT Photo)

The anti-narcotics cell-2 of police commissionerate of Ludhiana arrested a 21-year-old youth and recovered 100 gm heroin from his possession on Wednesday night. The accused has been identified as Chetan Sharma (21), a BSc student of Suraj Nagar.

A case has been registered against the accused under the NDPS Act.

The youth told the police that he himself is a drug addict and started drug peddling to meet his “drug needs”.

Sub-inspector Harbans Singh, incharge at the antinarcotic cell-2 said the police arrested the accused from Bharat Nagar Chowk during checking on Wednesday night. During frisking, the police recovered 100 gm heroin from his possesssion. The accused told the police that he used to procure drugs from a man named Prince and sell it among the addicts.

The sub-inspector said more important information has been expected from the accused in questioning.