Chandigarh Police arrest Nigerian national for carrying 28-gm cocaine
The crime branch of Chandigarh Police on Saturday arrested a Nigerian national with 28-gm cocaine. The accused has been identified as Emmanuel Chukwunonye.
According to the police, during a special drive held on Saturday, personnel of crime branch were patrolling near the football stadium in Sector-17, when they saw the accused coming from the ISBT side.
On seeing the police party, the accused turned towards the stadium gate and tried to dump something, but was apprehended.
When searched, a pouch carrying white powdery substance was recovered from him. The police said the powder was cocaine weighing 28 gm.
A case has been registered under Section 21 of the NDPS Act at the Sector 17 police station.
The police said the accused has confessed that he used to travel from Delhi and supply drugs to the youngsters in discotheques and pubs with the help of his local links.
The Ladakh UT administration has thrown open helicopter service for tourists visiting the region known for its natural beauty. “The first batch of tourists availed heli-service in Ladakh as the administration opens the service for tourists and visitors, in general,” said an official spokesperson. The administration has opened the services with two choppers, a five-seater B-3 chopper and a larger Mi-172.
The state government is committed towards modernising and strengthening the police force to ensure professional and effective policing, chief minister Jai Ram Thakur said on Wednesday. He was virtually inaugurating and laying stones for 43 projects of the police department worth ₹160 crore from Shimla on Wednesday. He also announced upgradation of Police Post, Sanjauli, to police station. He said last year the state government had provided 394 vehicles to the police department.
Two bike-borne men were arrested with 151g heroin in Sector 17 on Wednesday. The accused Tarun of Yamunanagar and Lakhwinder of Ambala were in possession of 101.5g and 50g of the contraband, respectively. Cell in-charge Rakesh said, “The accused had recently returned from abroad and had rented an accommodation in Sector 17. They were on their way to deliver drugs to Mustafabad, when they were arrested, following a tip off.”
Two farmers were killed after they inhaled toxic gas inside a manhole in Gangwa village in Hisar on Tuesday night. The victims, Satpal and Madan Singh, were among the five farmers who had entered a manhole to clear a pipeline after the water supply to the farmers' field stopped.
A day after getting arrested red-handed while accepting a bribe of ₹4 lakh to drop rape charges from an FIR, the services of a woman assistant sub-inspector have been terminated. Karnal superintendent of police Ganga Ram Punia confirmed that the services of the ASI, Sarita Rani, have been terminated with immediate effect. A resident of Sonkra village, Navjot Singh alleged that Rani had already taken ₹10,000 as bribe.