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Delhi: Army official, cop’s son among 3 held for selling drugs

The arrest of Sahu and two others was confirmed by Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch) Ravindra Yadav.

Three persons, including an Army personnel and the son of a Delhi Police sub-inspector, have been arrested on charges of drug peddling. Initial investigation has revealed that the accused Army man, Babujee Sahu, was a Naik with the 53 Armoured Regiment in Amritsar. Sahu was allegedly procuring opium from Odisha and supplying it to customers in Delhi and Punjab.

The arrest of Sahu and two others was confirmed by Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch) Ravindra Yadav.

Investigators have recovered 74 kgs of opium, worth almost Rs 1 crore, from Sahu and the other two arrested accused, said sources. During questioning, Sahu told police that he had been involved in drug peddling for the last 10 years, said police sources.

“He used to conceal packets of drugs inside his bistarband, which was issued by the Army. None of the security personnel ever checked his bistarband at railway stations. Police suspect that he was in constant touch with several distributors in Punjab ,” said sources.

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The arrests were made after the Crime Branch received information about two persons, Jitendra Kumar and Narendra, running a drug racket after procuring narcotics from an Army official, said sources.

“A trap was laid for the suspects… police found Sahu waiting with his bistarband. Soon, two others arrived at the spot and took the consignment from him, after which they were nabbed by Crime Branch officials,” added police sources.

Police recovered several packets of opium from the Army man’s bistarband, said sources.

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“Kumar, who is the son of a policeman, told police that his family had faced severe financial crisis after his father’s death five years ago… he said he started supplying drugs in parts of west Delhi after procuring them from Sahu,” said sources.

First published on: 02-09-2016 at 03:10:50 am
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