Kapurthala residents apprehended with over 4000 kgs poppy straw

SSP Jammu Tejinder Singh interacting with media persons at Jammu on Thursday. -Excelsior/Rakesh
SSP Jammu Tejinder Singh interacting with media persons at Jammu on Thursday. -Excelsior/Rakesh

SSP Jammu asserts to continue ‘war on drugs’

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Mar 14: In one more big achievement, Jammu and Kashmir Police apprehended two residents of Kapurthala along with over 4000 kilograms of poppy straw.
Addressing a press conference, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Jammu Tejinder Singh informed that on specific information, a police team led by SDPO Nagrota Mohan Lal Sharma and accompanied by SHO Nagrota Inspector Deepak Pathania laid a naka at Ban Toll Plaza.

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During checking, police team intercepted a tralla bearing registration number PB06G-5345 on suspicious grounds, SSP said, adding that during frisking, police team recovered 4050 kilograms of poppy straw concealed in 183 bags from the vehicle and arrested two persons.
“The arrested persons have been identified as Malkeet Singh (53), son of Bhuta Singh and Kulwinder Singh, son of Puran Singh, both residents of Kapurthala”, he informed.
A case under FIR Number 92/19 under Section 8/15 Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act has been registered at Police Station Nagrota and investigation started to ascertain the source of the consignment and other persons involved in this illegal trade.
Recounting the achievements of the Jammu Police in the recent past, SSP informed that 4.50 kilograms cannabis, 66 grams heroin, over 4200 kilograms poppy straw, thousands of banned syrup bottles and 3 kilograms of ganja have been seized, adding that accused involved in these recovery stands arrested and their investigations are in progress.
He appealed to the people to extend their help in eradicating the social evils and drug menace from the society and also asserted that Jammu and Kashmir Police will continue its ‘War on Drugs’.