4 held with drugs worth Rs 1.5 crore

Four persons involved in three separate drug trafficking ring in the national capital have been arrested and contraband worth crore of rupees were seized, police said on Thursday.

Dharambir Singh, 57, of Uttam Nagar was held from near Dwarka Mod Metro station with 30 kilograms of opium on Monday, while Subhash Jaiswal, 55, of Uttar Pradesh was arrested from Haiderpur with 600 grams of heroin.

Munna Chauhan, 21, and Shankar Nagia, 27, were also held from Dwarka Sector 16 on the same day with 29 kilograms of ganja, said Ashok Chand, deputy commissioner of police (crime and railways).

The worth of the contraband was estimated to be Rs 1.5 crore in the international market, he added.

“Dharambir was arrested over a tip-off that a person involved in sale and supply of opium in Delhi, Haryana and Punjab would come near Dwarka Mod Metro station to deliver a huge consignment of the contraband to a contact in his Maruti Zen car,” Chand added. 

Dharambir had kept the opium in two plastic containers in his car. After being subjected to intensive interrogation, he told police that he had procured the contraband from various contacts in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.

Subhash was arrested for supplying heroin in Mangolpuri, Sultanpuri and Nangloi. “He came out of Bareilly Jail about four months ago where he was lodged for more than 10 months for being in possession of five litres of Acetyl Anhydride,” Chand said.

He was also arrested in 2003, along with his associate Nepal Chand, and a heroin manufacturing unit was unearthed in Khajoori Khas. Meanwhile, Munna and Shankar were arrested after a trap was laid over tip-off that they would be coming near Dwarka Sector 16 to supply a consignment of drugs to a contact.   “A case under appropriate sections of the law has been registered against the accused persons,” Chand added.

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Additional District Judge Sanjeev Aggarwal upheld the magisterial court’s order directing Narayana IIT Academy at west Punjabi Bagh to pay back Rs 52,736 to Sanjay Poddar, who had admitted his son in the institute in a two-year classroom programme for engineering coaching.

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