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Man held with 100 psychotropic tablets in Greater Noida

Shahrukh was staying in a rented flat in Jalpura, Greater Noida, and according to police, he was peddling drugs. Police recovered 100 diazepam tablets from Shahrukh based on a tip-off.

noida Updated: Jan 19, 2018 21:21 IST
Vaibhav Jha
Vaibhav Jha
Hindustan Times
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Shahrukh (27), of Niwadi, Ghaziabad was arrested from Eco Tech 3 in Greater Noida on Thursday.(HT Photo)

Police on Thursday arrested a person in Greater Noida with 100 psychotropic tablets that are prohibited for sale without prescription .

A team of Eco Tech 3 police station nabbed Shahrukh (27), of Niwadi, Ghaziabad, on Thursday near Jalpura, Eco Tech 3 in Greater Noida.

Shahrukh was staying in a rented flat in Jalpura, Greater Noida, and according to police, he was peddling drugs. Police recovered 100 diazepam tablets from Shahrukh based on a tip-off.

“We received information from our informer that a certain person in our area has been selling diazepam tablets to young people at dirt cheap prices. We nabbed Shahrukh outside his house and found him in possession of 100 diazepam tablets. He was arrested immediately under the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act,” said KK Rana, station house officer, Eco Tech 3 police station.

Diazepam is a medication that is primarily used to calm people and induce sleep. It is usually given to patients to suffering from anxiety disorders and alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Its consumption induces a feeling of tranquillity in the user, police said.

This substance is listed as a psychotropic substance under the NDPS Act and its various combinations with other chemicals are also banned by the Union ministry of health and family welfare. It is difficult to evaluate the price of 100 diazepam tablets as their price in black market fluctuates according to demand.

According to Anoop Khanna, president of district chemists association, Gautam Budh Nagar, sale/purchase of diazepam without a medical prescription is illegal.

“Even chemists have to maintain a monthly record of sale and purchase of diazepam tablets and we have to submit a report to the district drugs office. Against medical prescription, the value of one diazepam tablet is only Rs 1.20. A person can be charged under the NDPS Act if they are found with a large quantity of diazepam tablets without prescription,” Khanna said.

Police say Shahrukh has been working as a peddler In Greater Noida and was providing these tablets to his customers, including young men and women.

“Our interrogation has revealed that Shahrukh used to sell these tablets to people who used it as a recreational drug. We have booked him under Section 8/21 of the NDPS Act. He has been produced before the magistrate and sent to jail,” Rana said.

First Published: Jan 19, 2018 21:21 IST