Cops said the accused revealed that he was a drug addict and started supplying heroin to meet his need of drugs.(HT image)
Cops said the accused revealed that he was a drug addict and started supplying heroin to meet his need of drugs.(HT image)

BTech student held with 12gm heroin in Panchkula

Inspector Karambir Singh, in-charge Sector 19 crime branch, said the accused was identified as Nitish Sharma, a resident of Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh.
By HT Correspondent | Panchkula
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2019 10:53 AM IST

A BTech student was arrested for carrying 12gm heroin near old Panchkula on Monday.

Inspector Karambir Singh, in-charge Sector 19 crime branch, said the accused was identified as Nitish Sharma, a resident of Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh.

He was arrested from near Jainendra Gurukul School, Sector 1, where he was waiting for a customer to hand over the heroin.

Cops said the accused revealed that he was a drug addict and started supplying heroin to meet his need of drugs. “He used to get the drug from Delhi for around Rs1,500 per gram, and sold it here for up to Rs 3,500 per gram,” a policeman said.

He said Sharma was pursuing BTech from a college in Baddi, and was waiting to clear his supplementary exams. He was booked under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act at the Sector 5 police station.

The accused was produced in a local court on Tuesday and remanded to four-day police custody.

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