Army man arrested with drugs in R'than

 An army man was arrested on Thursday night by Jodhpur police with half a kilogram of heroin worth Rs 50 lakh in the international market. Initial interrogation revealed that another army man had supplied the consignment to the accused.

The arrested person Jagdish Vishnoi is driver with Army Supply Corps in Kupwara sector of Jammu and Kashmir. He was in Jodhpur on one-month leave.

Police got a tip-off that a person was carrying a large quantity of drugs on his motorcycle. Acting on this, they barricaded the area and after hours of search Vishnoi was caught at Gaurav Path in Ratanada police station area.

They have sent the drug sample to Narcotics Control Bureau for verification test.
“We have booked Jagdish Vishnoi for carrying half a kilogram of drug that initially looks like heroin. Once Narcotics Bureau gives its report further action will be taken,” said Dr Rahul Jain, DCP, Jodhpur east.

Police have refused to give more information. But sources said Vishnoi has confessed that drug consignment was supplied to him by another army man. Police now suspect that consignment was brought from Jammu and Kashmir to Rajasthan to be supplied in boarder areas.

Meanwhile, an army spokesperson said it was a police case and local police will take up the investigation. “It’s a clear police case. We will cooperate with the police,” said S D Goswami, Defence Spokesperson.

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