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Government Railway Police busts interstate drug racket

punjab Updated: Feb 19, 2015 07:44 IST
HT Correspondent

Government Railway Police (GRP) busted an interstate drug racket operating from Madhya Pradesh with the arrest of two more persons in a major crackdown, breaking the supply chain of drug smugglers.

The information was provided by GRP additional director general of police (ADGP) Rohit Chaudhary, here on Wednesday.

The railway police had arrested Ashok Kumar who worked as a courier on February 6 and recovered 1 kg heroine and 100 gram smack worth several crores.

The police claimed that the kingpin of the drug racket supplied 2 quintal opium, 3 kg heroine and 1 kg smack worth several crores in several states including Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Haryana. Transactions worth more than 1 crore were found in the bank accounts of the accused.

During the investigation, Ashok revealed that he was getting Rs 5000 to deliver 1 kg heroine.

Ashok Kumar informed police that he used to bring narcotics on the directions of Jatinder Kumar of Indore who would get it from Karan Singh alias Kalu and Kallu Singh alias Chotta of district Mandsor in Madhya Pradesh.

"Following the investigation, police were sent at various places and Jatinder Kumar and Karan alias Kalu were arrested," said Chaudhary.

"Karan alias Kalu and Chottu were running a multi-crore drug racket from Madhya Pradesh. The police have already launched manhunt for their other accomplices," added the ADGP.

According to Chaudhary, the accused had supplied huge quantities of drugs to Panipat, Sonipat, Rohtak and Ambala in Haryana and in Punjab their supply reached to Bassi Pathana, Khanna, Machhiwara, Moga, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Sangrur, Patiala and Talwandi Sabo.