Drug bust in Baddi of Solan dist in Himachal
Baddi/ Shimla, April 14
In a significant breakthrough, the State Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau (SV&ACB) has registered a case under sections 170, 419, 420, and 384 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and recovered a large quantity of drugs and cash from a hotel room in Baddi on April 13, 2023.
During the search operation, a team of officials recovered cash amounting to Rs 6,36,362/- along with 45 grams of charas, 26 contraband tablets, and five unlabeled bottles, out of which two were full, two were empty, and one contained about 25ml liquid substance, purported to be codeine. One more bottle, labeled as codeine phosphate and chlorpheniramine maleate syrup of 100 ml, was also recovered from the room.
The two accused, identified as Amarjit Singh and Fardeen Patel, who were staying in the hotel room, have been taken into custody and interrogated. They are aged 33 and 39 years, respectively, and hail from Mumbai.
The officials have also added sections 20, 21, and 29 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act to the FIR against the accused. They will be produced in court today.
The source of the cash and drugs recovered is being verified, and investigations are ongoing. The seizure of such a of contraband is a major win for the SV&ACB, which is committed to rooting out corruption and illegal activities in the state.
This case once again highlights the rampant drug abuse and trafficking in the country and the need for stricter measures to curb this menace. The authorities have urged the public to come forward and cooperate with the police in their efforts to rid the society of such criminal activities.
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