May 15, 2018 10:06 PM

New Delhi (Face2News) 

With the arrest of accused Santokh Singh r/o­­­­­­­­­ Majnu Ka Tilla, New Delhi, the Special Investigation Unit (SIU) of Crime Branch, has busted a syndicate involved in supplying contraband item i.e. Poppy Straw/Husk in various part ofDelhi/NCR and has recovered total 102 Kg of Poppy Straw/Husk (locally called as“डोडा पोस्त”)

Mr. Alok Kumar, IPS, JCP, said, on 08/05/2018,a secret information was received to the team of Insp Upendra Kr Singh, SIU,Crime Branch that a person would come to near Peer Baba Mazar, Sarai PipalThala, Delhi in his truck with a huge quantity of Poppy Straw/Husk. Theinformation was shared with senior officers and a team of officers of the CrimeBranch led by Insp Upendra Kr Singh consisting of SI Vinay Kumar, ASI SanjayTyagi., HC Rakesh., Ct. Pardeep and Ct Ranjit under supervision of Sh SandeepLamba, ACP/SIU and overall supervision of Sh Rajesh Deo, DCP/Crime swung intoaction. As per information, a trap was laid at near Peer Baba Mazar, SaraiPeepal Thala, Adarsh Nagar, Delhi. At about 01.30 AM, accused Santokh Singhr eached at the spot by driving his truck and was successfully apprehended bythe team. During the course of search, 102 Kg of Poppy Straw/Husk was recoveredfrom the cabin of the truck. A case videFIR No- 122/18 dated 09.05.2018 U/s 15/25 NDPS Act Police Station- Crime Branchhas been registered and the accused namely Santokh Singh was arrested in thecase. 


Santokh Singh s/o Lehna Singh : He disclosed that he is originally resident of Bharatpur, Rajasthan. He had studied there upto 7th class and at the age of 15years he came to Delhi in search of livelihood. He started working on buses andtrucks as helper and later became driver. He also started consuming Poppy Straw/Husk. He noticed that many truck and tempo drivers are using theNarcotics substance i.e. Poppy Straw/Husk and there is great demand of it, Hegot involved in drug trafficking to earn easy money. He use to procure PoppyStraw/Husk from Rajasthan and bring it to the Delhi/NCR hiding in his truck ashe usually went there for transporting goods. He supplied it to the Truck/Tempo drivers, and other users in Delhi/NCR.Further investigation is being made to identify the associates of accused and source of the contraband. 

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