Bhubaneswar: Government Railway Police (GRP) busted an interstate sedative drugs cartel and illegal fire arms dealers’ gang here Wednesday. Police have arrested the mastermind Sonu Panda (23) from Saubhagya Nagar area here and seized two bikes from their possession.
GRP officials have also conducted raids at a medicine godown under occupation by the gang at plot No.137 in Dumduma housing board colony near Ruchika market here. Police have seized huge quantity of Wincerex, Corex syrups and Alprazolam tablets worth `2,50,000 and two pistols with four ammunition from the godown.
The Dumduma house owner said they had taken the room on rent to store electronics goods.
“We did not know their activities. We have rented the room to Bipin Swain and seen only two persons. They have hired the room to store their goods stocks seven months ago. They told us they have an electronics shop near Kalpana. Occasionally, they brought clothes, fans and medicines to the house and when we asked about it, they said they were poor people and were doing some part time jobs,” said Subhasini Mohanty, owner of Plot No.137 house.
According to GRP sources, the gang comprising half a dozen members has been operating in Orissa, West Bengal, Bihar and Jharkhand. They are alleged to have stolen medicine consignments worth `18 lakh belonging to Mumbai-based Macluods Pharma from railway station here September 8.
Earlier, GRP had arrested three persons – Bulu Swain (33) of Ganjam, Susanta Kumar Pradhan (37) of Ganjam and parcel clerk Debasis Sen (56) – October 19, 2016. Bulu Swain was arrested from Kolathia here and a motorcycle seized from him while other accused escaped to West Bengal.
“The accused were dealing with illegal fire arms. A case (142/16) has been registered in this connection. Three accused have been arrested at Raniganj, West Bengal, and a special team of GRPS Bhubaneswar is proceeding to bring them on remand. Sample medicines will be sent to state drugs lab. Further investigation may lead to recovery of more medicines, illegal fire arms,” GRPS IIC Saubhagya Kumar Swain said.
Post News Network
29,647 total views, 8 views today
New Delhi: India captain Virat Kohli was Wednesday nominated for the prestigious ‘Polly Umrigar award’ presented to the ‘International Cricketer of the Year’ while all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin will be receiving the ‘Dilip Sardesai Award’ for best performance in bilateral series.For … Continue reading
829 total views, 829 views today
New Delhi: Continuing his brilliant form Jitu Rai clinched gold medal with yet another stirring comeback and compatriot Amanpreet Singh bagged silver in men’s 50m pistol event as India secured their first yellow metal of the ongoing ISSF World Cup … Continue reading
862 total views, 862 views today
Bangalore: India opening batsman Murali Vijay said here Wednesday that the team have put the loss against Australia at Pune behind them and are determined to script a quick comeback with a good show here. The second Test starts here … Continue reading
863 total views, 863 views today
Puri: In what would cheer the environmentalists and animal lovers, a record number of 1,208 Olive Ridley sea turtles have laid eggs along the 100-kilometre stretch from Chilika lake to Devi river mouth during the current nesting season.According to forest … Continue reading
11,048 total views, 8,833 views today