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UP native arrested in Ludhiana for carrying 1-kg opium

The anti-narcotics cell of the police commissionerate, Ludhiana, following a tip-off, arrested a man on Saturday for carrying 1.25-kg opium.

punjab Updated: Jun 27, 2016 16:28 IST
HT Correspondent
UP native
Accused in police custody in Ludhiana on Sunday. (HT Photo)

The anti-narcotics cell of the police commissionerate, Ludhiana, following a tip-off, arrested a man on Saturday for carrying 1.25-kg opium.

The accused was identified as Vajinder Kumar, who lived at Fauji Mohalla in Sherpur area, but is a native of Uttar Pradesh.

A case under Section 18/61/85 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act has been registered against the accused.

The accused was produced before the court, which remanded him to one-day police custody.

Sub-inspector Rajesh Kumar, in charge at the anti-narcotics cell, said Vajinder was involved in drug peddling from the past two years.

The accused told the police that his brother Umarpal Gautam and another relative Nanhe Lal were also arrested for drug peddling. Vajinder added that he used to smuggle opium from Uttar Pradesh.

Kumar said the police was investigating into the matter.