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SUPPLY OF POPPY HUSK FROM RAJASTHAN TO DELHI: TWO SUPPLIER AND ONE RECEIVER ARRESTED

October 16, 2019 11:46 PM

New Delhi (Face2News)

The team of Narcotics Cell, Crime Branch has busted an interstate gang of drug traffickers involved in supply of poppystraw/doda post in Delhi. Poppy Straw is the husk left after opium has beenextracted from the pods. It contains morphine alkaloids and is a known narcotic substance. The value of the seized material is more than Rs. 16 lakhs. Thre eaccused persons have been arrested in this regard. The arrested persons include the supplier and the receiver of poppy straw. The truck and Maruti Dzire carbeing used in the crime have also been seized.

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Shiv Lal has his own truck, which he drives himself. He has been supplying poppy straw inDelhi since the year 2011. Initially, he used to supply poppy straw to one Soniof Samaipur Badli, but later he he also began to supply it to Satender in Baloki Village, Alipur. He has made hundreds of trips to Delhi in the last 8years. About 10 days ago also, he had brought 200 kilograms of poppy straw for Satender. He makes a tidy profit of Rs. 60,000 to Rs. One lakh in every trip to Delhi. Shiv Lal gets his supply from one Sanju who meets him near Mangalwada Toll, Udaipur, Rajasthan. He has never been caught up till now. 

Poppy straw was being brought infrom Rajasthan to Delhi, for sale in Delhi NCR region. The godown cum factorythat was being used to store, grind and pack the poppy straw has been unearthedin Village Baloki, Alipur, Delhi. 

Mr. B.K.Singh, IPS, Addl. Commissioner of Police, Crime, Delhi, said, Accused identified as  Shiv Lal r/o Udaipur, Rajasthan, age 42 yrs., Hemraj r/oUdaipur, Rajasthan, age 63 yrs. and Satender @ Chotur/o Swaroop Nagar, age 22 yrs., Delhi 

Police said on 28/09/2019, secret information was received by SI Ravi Saini of Narcotics Cell, Crime Branch that Shiv Lal r/o Udaipur,Rajasthan would be transporting large quantity of Poppy Straw/Doda Post in aTruck from Rajasthan to Delhi. A team led by Inspector Ram Manohar comprisingof SI Ravi Saini, ASI Joginder, HC Ashok, HC Ramesh and Ct.Arjun wasconstituted under supervision of Sh. R.K. Ojha, ACP to conduct raid. 

A trap was laid and Shiv Lal, Hemraj and Satender were apprehended while they were unloading poppy straw from their truck inVillage Baloki, Alipur, Delhi. 418.250kilograms of good quality poppy straw, kept in bags, worth more than Rs. 16 lakhs was recovered from their possession. A godown cum factory to store, grind and pack poppy straw wasunearthed near the spot. 

During interrogation it was found that Shiv Lalis the owner and driver of the truck, Hemraj is his helper and Satender @ Chotuwas the receiver of poppy straw. A case, vide FIR No. 288/19 u/s 15/25/29 NDPSAct, P.S Crime Branch was registered in this regard. 

Investigation: During investigation, it was found that Shiv Lal has his own truck, which he drives himself. He has been supplying poppy straw inDelhi since the year 2011. Initially, he used to supply poppy straw to one Soniof Samaipur Badli, but later he he also began to supply it to Satender in Baloki Village, Alipur. He has made hundreds of trips to Delhi in the last 8years. About 10 days ago also, he had brought 200 kilograms of poppy straw for Satender. He makes a tidy profit of Rs. 60,000 to Rs. One lakh in every trip to Delhi. Shiv Lal gets his supply from one Sanju who meets him near Mangalwada Toll, Udaipur, Rajasthan. He has never been caught up till now. 

Shiv Lal has recently kept Hemraj as his helper .He pays Rs. 20,000 to Hemraj for each trip.  Satender @ Chotu has also been involved in thepoppy straw trade since the year 2011. He gets his supply from Shiv Lal. It washis friend Soni of Samaipur Badli who had introduced Satender to him. He hastaken a godown on rent in Village Bakoli, Alipur, Delhi and pays Rs. 30,000 permonth as rent. He has an entire storage, grinding and packaging unit in thegodown cum factory. Two food processing/grinding machines, weighing machine,sewing machine and plastic bags of various sizes were found and seized from hisgodown. Satender sells poppy straw powder in pouches, to auto-drivers, taxidrivers and bus drivers of Haryana, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh who pass the GTKarnal Road near Bakoli Village, Alipur, Delhi. 

Profile of accused persons:-Shiv Lal r/o Udaipur,Rajasthan, age 42 yrs. is a school dropout. He owns a truck and drives ithimself. He started transporting poppy straw in the year 2011. He does not havea past criminal record. Hemraj r/o Udaipur,Rajasthan, aged 63 yrs. is illiterate. He works as a helper on Shiv Lal’struck. He does not have a past criminal record.Satender @ Chotu r/oSwaroop Nagar, age 22 yrs. Delhi originally hails from Badaun, U.P. He used to workat the Azadpur Fruit Mandi, Delhi. His friend, Soni of Samaipur Badliintroduced him to the poppy straw trade. He has been supplying poppy strawsince the year 2011. He does not have a past criminal record. 

Efforts are being made to trace Sanju of Udaipur,Rajasthan, who is the source of poppy straw in this case. Further investigationin the case is on.

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