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Posted at: Jan 14, 2018, 1:34 AM; last updated: Jan 14, 2018, 1:34 AM (IST)

85 bags of poppy husk seized

85 bags of poppy husk seized
Police officials with the recovered poppy husk in Jagraon. Tribune photo

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, January 13

The police claimed to have recovered around 29-quintal poppy husk which was packed in 85 bags during an inspection of vehicles near a bridge in the area under Sherpur Kalan in Ludhiana district.

While addressing a press conference at Jagraon, Arpit Shukla, IGP/ Zone-2, Jalandhar, and Gursharan Singh, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Ludhiana Range, gave the information about the recovery of poppy husk.

Jagjeet Singh, SHO at Sadar police station Jagraon, said a blue tractor along with a trolley was seen coming from Sherpur Kalan village when they were checking vehicles. “The driver stopped the vehicle on seeing the police. Leaving the vehicle behind, the driver and three others fled after taking the advantage of fog around 7:30 am on Friday.”

“When the police searched the vehicle, 85 bags of poppy husk weighing 29.75 quintal were recovered. Each bag was 35-kg in weight,” he said.

He said the accused have been identified as Harmail Singh of Hathoor village; Gurparamjit, alias Paramjit Singh, of Sidhwan. Both were identified by ASI Sayd Shakil, in charge police post at Galib Kalan and HC Darshan Singh, he said.

A case under Sections 15, 25, 61, 85 of the NDPS Act has been registered at Jagraon Sadar police station against the accused.

Surjeet Singh, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Ludhiana Rural, said raids were on to nab the remaining accused.

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