Published On: Tue, Sep 27th, 2016

Odisha Police seized ganja worth Rs. 1 crore, man from Haryana held seized ganja worth Rs. 1 crore, man from Haryana held

ganjaaReport by Deba Prasad Dash; Malkangiri: MALKANGIRI police seized ganja worth Rs. 1 crore and arrested a person , a native of Haryana in this connection today. nabbing three persons. On a tip-off, the Malkangiri police led by IIC Rajkishor Das intercepted a heavy vehicle near Koilipari on Balimela-Malkangiri road under Malkangiri police limits late night on Monday.
Initially, the vehicle driver Binod Jat of Palwar in Haryana feigned innocence and told the police nothing suspicious was being transported. “We thoroughly checked and found 1395 kg cannabis fromnthe vehicle, Inspector Das said adding the driver has been arrested.During interrogation, Jat admitted that their handlers had procured ganja from the remote dense forest Rajabandha area under Chitrakonda police limits.

The driver was supposed to deliver the ganja at Jeypur in Rajasthan. The vehicle owner Virendra Singh of Haryana, seller Anapal Rajarao and Sukra Matam of Dyke-III under Chitrakonda police limits, Pratima Kurami of Padmagiri , Pabinder Singh of Punjab and three other accused persons are in the wanted list, Das said adding “Efforts are on to identify the kingpins behind the ganja racket. They would be caught soon,” the police said.

Notably, huge quantities of ganja has been seized and many smugglers have been arrested during the last two years under the leadership of Malkangiri IIC R.K.Das.

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