Suspended Panchayat Secy held with cannabis worth 40K

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 02 Jun 2018 10:28:36



Staff Reporter

CRIME branch nabbed a drug peddler from TT Nagar area and recovered 5 kg of cannabis worth Rs 40,000 from his possession on Thursday. Acting on a tip-off regarding a miscreant seen near Sai Dham Hotel in TT Nagar area was detained. Police recovered a packet of drugs from his possession. The accused has been identified as Heeralal Patil (40), son of Ramdas, a resident of Barla tehsil of Badwani district. The accused had brought cannabis from adjacent region of Maharashtra. During investigation, the accused confessed that he worked as Panchayat Secretary in Malvan village and was suspended in 2012.

The accused was involved in agriculture work. Police are investigating crime record of nabbed accused and started search for other accomplices involved in drug trafficking. The nabbed accused was scheduled to deliver drugs but was nabbed before delivery. Police are yet to trace the customers who wanted to purchase the drugs. The accused will be interrogated regarding customers in the State capital who have been sold drugs earlier and those who were going to collect it on Thursday.