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2 gang members held with ganja worth `54L

| | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

Two suspected members of an inter-state narcotic drug cartel, involved in supplying marijuana, were arrested and 548 kilogram of the drug worth Rs 54 lakh was seized from them.

The marijuana, packed in cartons, was transported from Orissa to Delhi in the parcel van of Bhubaneswar Rajdhani Express, they added.

The Delhi Police Crime Branch had received information that Jagdish Kumar Arya (44) and Sarvan, residents of Faridabad (Haryana) were involved in supplying marijuana from Orissa to Delhi through Rajdhani train, said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) Bhisham Singh.

During investigation, it was found that the gang was using Bhubaneswar Rajdhani train to transport marijuana in connivance with some railway personnel.

The Ganja was kept in parcel van of Rajdhani Train and transported to New Delhi.

The police received a tip-off on September 5 that Arya would come to take delivery of the consignment from New Delhi railway station and then travel to Faridabad, said the officer.

Arya was nabbed from outer ring road near Rajghat traffic signal with eight cartons of marijuana. During investigation, another tip-off was received that another consignment of marijuana was coming through Bhubaneswar Rajdhani train at the New Delhi railway station.

A raid was conducted at the New Delhi Railway station where six cartons, offloaded from the parcel van of Rajdhani train and received by one Saroj Subudhi , who was nabbed.

During interrogation, he revealed that he has a firm in the name of “Saroj Parcel Service” at New Delhi Station and he was working with one Anil who had an office at Bhubaneswar who had  the lease licence of the parcel van. The cartons were booked by Anil who was in contact with one Sarvan, said the DCP. Sarvan would give Rs.10,000 for each parcel having marijuana in it to Subudhi and Anil.




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