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Poppy husk smugglers get 12-year jail

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Hoshiarpur, September 11, 2013
First Published: 17:05 IST(11/9/2013) | Last Updated: 17:07 IST(11/9/2013)

Two persons were sentenced to 12 year imprisonment for smuggling poppy husk.

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The court of additional session judge JS Bhinder convicted Nank Singh, a resident of Jethuwal of Gurdaspur district, and Sukhwinder Singh, a resident of Ramban district of  Jammu, from whose possession Garhdiwala police had recovered 3.60 quintals of the contraband in September 2011. 

Acting on a tip off that a huge quantity of poppy husk was being smuggled from J&K, a patrolling party intercepted a truck (HR 47 8905) near Gondpur village. Out of the 300 apple boxes, 200 contained the contraband. The accused were arrested under NDPS Act. 

The court also slapped a fine of Rs. one lakh each in default of which they would have to undergo one year more in jail.

Meanwhile the court of district and session judge G K Dheer sentenced a local resident Harpal Singh, who had set on fire a taxi stand shed two years ago, to 10-year imprisonment.

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