Ludhiana: 2 held with 750-gram opium, 1 lakh

The CIA staff 1 of Ludhiana police arrested two men with 750-gram opium on Thursday; the accused told police that they had procured the drugs from Jharkhand
The accused in custody of Ludhiana police. One of them is a realtor and the other, a farmer. (HT Photo)
The accused in custody of Ludhiana police. One of them is a realtor and the other, a farmer. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 27, 2022 01:35 AM IST
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The CIA staff 1 of Ludhiana police arrested two men with 750-gram opium on Thursday.

The accused have been identified as Praveen Sharma, 44, of New Lakshmi Colony on Kailash Nagar Road in Basti Jodhewal, who is a realtor, and Charanpreet Singh, 31, of Payal, a farmer. Police also seized a Hyundai Verna car and 1 lakh from them.

Inspector Rajesh Kumar, in-charge of CIA-1 staff, said that the duo was arrested near Kailash Nagar on GT Road on the basis a tip-off. Kumar said the during interrogation, the accused revealed that they had procured the opium from Jharkhand. Police are questioning them to find out who else was involved with them.

A case under Sections 18, 29, 62, 61 and 85 of NDPS Act was registered at Basti Jodhewal police station.

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