Railway police arrested a disabled man for smuggling drugs from Madhya Pradesh on Thursday. The police have recovered 1.2 kg heroin worth Rs 6.25 crore and 100 gram smack from his possession.
The accused has been identified as Ashok Kuma, 30, of Khargon of Madhya Pradesh. He had lost his left hand in a mishap.
Additional director general of police (ADGP), Railway, Rohit Chaudhary, while addressing mediapersons, on Friday said the railway police had arrested the accused from platform No. 1 at the Ludhiana railway station.
The accused had reached Ludhiana on the Malwa Express. He saw the police at the main gate of the railway station and tried to escape. The railway cops nabbed him and recovered the contraband.
The ADGP said, "The accused told the police that he had procured the narcotics, which he had to deliver in Ludhiana, from Mandsor in Madhya Pradesh. He has been smuggling narcotics from past three years." The ADGP further added that the accused used to take advantage of being disabled.
"The accused is a courier in the drug smuggling racket. He has told the police that he used to get consignment of drugs from different people in Madhya Pradesh. After reaching Ludhiana, he used to call on the phone numbers provided by the gang and delivered the consignment to them. The phone numbers that the accused has provided to the police are switched off now," said ADGP.
"The accused also confessed that he had delivered drugs in Sangrur, Ludhiana, Amritsar and Machhiwara in the past. The police have been trying to bust the whole racket," he added.