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280 kg marijuana found in Manesar raid, Gurugram police arrest CBI constable

Head constable Rajpal Yadav, 45, was arrested from Bilaspur, near Manesar, along with a woman who is suspected to be part of a gang headed by Yadav.

gurgaon Updated: Jun 06, 2018 00:04 IST
Leena Dhankhar
Leena Dhankhar
Hindustan Times, Gurugram
A truck with 280kg marijuana was seized and Rajpal Yadav was arrested with a suspected gang member.
A truck with 280kg marijuana was seized and Rajpal Yadav was arrested with a suspected gang member.(Picture courtesy: Sourced)

A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officer was arrested on Monday on suspicions of peddling marijuana.

Head constable Rajpal Yadav, 45, was arrested from Bilaspur, near Manesar, along with a woman who is suspected to be part of a gang headed by Yadav. A mini truck loaded with 280 kilograms of marijuana was recovered at their location.

The two were arrested during a joint raid by Gurugram Police and Uttar Pradesh Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT). “Accused Rajpal Yadav is reported to be a head constable posted at the CBI office in Delhi. Further investigation will help connect the dots in the case,” said Sandeep Khirwar, Commissioner of Police, Gurugram. The woman has been identified as Ruchi and is from Mainpuri in Uttar Pradesh (UP).

Ruchi has been sent to judicial custody and Yadav is in police remand.

Khirwar said the UP SWAT team received a tipoff that said Yadav and Ruchi had a hideout in Binola industrial area.

The SWAT team then informed Gurugram Police and a joint raid was carried out. Yadav and Ruchi was seen
loading 10 sacks of marijuana on to a mini-truck.

Investigators suspect Yadav may have been involved in smuggling cannabis for the last four years. Officials believe Yadav had formed a gang, which included members from Uttar Pradesh and Ruchi. Other members of this suspected gang were arrested in Hardoi, Uttar Pradesh, according to police sources.

A senior CBI official said there are also complaints of indiscipline against Yadav.

Gurugram Police is currently investigating Yadav’s source for the marijuana and the network to which he supplied.