Drug peddler held, 400 gm charas seized

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 02 Nov 2017 11:13:50


Staff Reporter,

Bairagarh police have arrested a drug peddler from near Christ Memorial School where he was standing and waiting for a potential customer to sell charas, which he procured from Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh.

His arrest was made based on the tip-off from a police informer on intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday and when he was frisked by the police personnel, 400 gram of charas worth Rs 80,000 from his pocket.

ASP (Zone-4) Sameer Yadav said that the arrested accused was identified as Afroz alias Firoz, 30, son of Saleem Khan, who basically hails from Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh and is currently living here in Bhopal at Rambha Nagar in Gautam Nagar locality.

On Wednesday, at around 1 am, the accused was arrested by police from near CMS School, while he was standing along with his Activa scooter (MP-04-SV-1820) and when cops asked him the reason he was standing there, he tried to mislead them and could not give a satisfactory reply after which they frisked him to find around 400 grams of charas from his pocket.

Police later found that he was having a number of cases registered against him, including attempt to murder, extortion, Arms Act and burglary at different police stations of city including Gautam Nagar, Ayodhya Nagar, Ashoka Garden and Koh-e-Fiza and permanent arrest warrants were pending against him from past several years.

A fresh case under Section 8/20 of NDPS Act has been registered against him by Bairagarh police. In the initial investigation by police, it came to fore that Afroz was involved in several burglary incidents with his brother Aslam who is already arrested by Ashoka Garden police.From Aslam, police seized booty worth Rs 1 lakh from him and after the arrest of Afroz, more seizure of stolen valuables worth Rs 5 lakh would be made. Around a month ago, Afroz’s elder brother Raja alias Hasan was held by Jhansi police with firearms, whereas Afroz managed to give slip to police at that time and came to Bhopal.

Accused cry foul in press conference: Meanwhile, both the miscreants in the press conference also raised allegations over police of illegally framing them on wrong charges. However, ASP Sameer Yadav denied all the allegations levelled by them against police and said that they are habitual offenders and are resorting to such gimmicks for hogging limelight in front of mediapersons.