April 03, 2019 06:37 PM

Chandigarh/Sirsa/Sonepat  (Face2News)

Haryana Police has registered 139 cases and arrested 215 persons on the charges of drug peddling in Sirsa  under a special drive against drug-peddlers during past four months period.

While stating this here today, a spokesman of Police Department said that a large quantity of narcotic substances including more than 2 kg 113 gram heroin, 8 kg 740 gram opium, 702 kg 727 gram chura post and doda post, over 1.22 lakh prohibited pharma pills and 42090 intoxicant capsules were seized from the possession of the arrested accused during last four months.

 He said that a crackdown on drug-peddlers was being conducted on daily basis in the district especially in the areas bordering with Rajasthan and Punjab. Police have registered 139 cases and arrested 215 people so far since the launch of special drive on November 23, last year. Crackdown on drug peddlers would continue in future.

He said that police teams under the supervision of  Senior Superintendent of Police, Sirsa Dr Arun Singh has been taking stern action against those involved in smuggling of narcotic substance. General public in Sirsa is also supplementing the efforts of the police on seizing illegal drugs and tightening the noose on those involved in it. More positive results would come in future with the cooperation and assistance of people.

In addition, Police is also making people aware  about the ill-effects of drug addiction and urged to ensure more involvement so that a drug-free society could be established. People should also come forward fearlessly and share information about the sale and use of narcotics to help the police to completely curb it from the society.

In addition to arresting a youth on the charges of drug peddling, Haryana Police has also nabbed a bail jumper, a proclaimed offender and seven others involved in three separate incidents of gambling along with cash of Rs 15,780 from district Sonipat.

Police said, 665 gram of illegal ganja leaf has been recovered from accused Aasif. In the initial inquiries, the accused revealed that his motive was to bring illegal ganja leaf from outside and earn profit by selling it in retail. The arrested accused has been sent to the judicial custody as per the Court's order.

In another incident, CIA team in search of proclaimed offenders, bail-jumpers and parole jumpers has arrested Ramesh alias Tauri, a bail jumper. He was involved in an incident registered in 2012. Similarly, police has also arrested Mahipal who was involved in vehicle theft incident in 2010. He was declared proclaimed offender by the Court in year 2015.

The spokesman said that the police team, while in the search of criminals and anti-social elements, has arrested seven persons on the charge of gambling in public place. Of these, two accused each were nabbed with Rs 4,160 and Rs 6,120 whereas three others were arrested under gambling act along with Rs 5,500, he added.

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