5 peddlers nabbed with 1.5 kg heroin, 4.5 kg opium in 3 cases
Police arrested five peddlers and seized 1.5kg heroin and 4.5 kg opium in three different cases in the district on Friday.
The accused were identified as Gaurav Chauhan, Sanjay Chaudhary, both from Jalandhar, and Surjit Singh of Kapurthala, Babloo Kumar of Meerut and Hardeep Singh of Chattisgarh.
Addressing a press conference, senior superintendent of police (SSP) Navjot Singh Mahal said that acting on a tip-off, the CIA staff of police set up a checkpost at Kahlwan and stopped a biker for checking, who was later identified as Gaurav Chauhan. He said that on being frisked, the cops seized 1.5kg heroin and two mobiles from his possession.
The SSP said Gaurav along with his accomplice Sanjeev Kumar of Gagret (Himachal Pradesh) had been involved in smuggling narcotic drugs.
He said a case under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substance (NDPS) Act has been registered against Gaurav at Kartarpur police station.
The SSP said in another case, 1.5 kg opium was recovered from two peddlers, Sanjay and Babloo, who were arrested in Dhaliwal village. The accused were stopped by police party when they were travelling in a car. The opium was concealed in the gear box of the car, he added. A case under the NDPS Act was registered against them at Nakodar sadar police station.
The SSP said three kg opium was seized from two more peddlers, Hardeep Singh and Surjit Singh, who were nabbed by police near Bhogpur village. A case under the NDPS Act was registered against them at Bhogpur police station.
Three labourers were killed and 11 injured when a truck ran over them on the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal Expressway near Asoda toll plaza in Jhajjar's Bahadurgarh area early on Thursday, police said. Eleven of them were rushed to the civil hospital in Bahadurgarh from where 10 workers were referred to Rohtak's Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, where their condition is stated to be critical. Four labourers escaped unhurt.
Several schools across Karnataka have declared holidays with the state lashed by heavy rains this week; capital Bengaluru is on 'yellow alert' for Thursday. Bengaluru reeled under heavy downpours on Tuesday and Wednesday, when more than 3,000 houses flooded and properties worth lakhs of rupees was damaged. Districts like Dakshina Kannada, Shivamogga, Mandya and Mysuru have also announced holidays for their schools and sent those who attended back home.
In a move that will greatly boost Karnataka's Health and Medical Education sector, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Dr Mansukh Mandaviya gave a green signal for establishing an All India Institute Of Medical Science in Karnataka. The assurance was given during a meeting between Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar and Union Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya in New Delhi on Wednesday.
For the first time in the history of Karnataka, the state has opened a mental health tele-helpline for students who are in distress as they await their Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) for Class 10 results on Wednesday. "Success and failure are a part of life and they are like two faces of the same coin. SSLC students expecting results must not lose hope at all costs," said Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar today.
The Karnataka High Court has stayed all further proceedings in relation to a tender issued by the state Department of Health and Family Welfare in favour of a firm that is an agent of a Chinese company. Philips India Limited had filed an intra-court appeal after its request for a stay on the tender issued to Foress Healthcare LLP was not considered by the court earlier.