Two held for supplying drugs to Rohtak university students

The Special Task Force (STF) of Haryana Police has arrested an African national and a local resident for allegedly supplying heroin and charas to students at Rohtak’s Maharshi Dayanand University, the police said on Wednesday.

They claimed to have seized 53.50 grams of heroin and 130 grams of charas from the accused.

Tip-off

Acting on a tip-off stating that two men, including a foreigner, were to reach the university to supply drugs, the STF team laid a trap. The accused were then arrested at Tau Devi Lal Park in Rohtak.

The accused have been identified as Firmeen, from Africa and Anshu who belongs to Rohtak’s Jhang Colony.

During their search, 3.50 g of heroin was recovered from Anshu, the police said, adding that 50 g heroin and 130 g charas was seized from Firmeen.

The accused purportedly revealed that they supplied drugs at the rate of Rs. 30,000 per 10 g to the students.

A case under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act has been registered against them.

Deputy Inspector General (STF) Sateesh Balan said that the two are being interrogated to know the number of students they supplied drugs to and for how long.

The police is also investigating the source of drugs and the possible involvement of more foreign nationals.

Director General of Police (Haryana) B.S. Sandhu said the police will not allow drug menace in the State and stern action will be taken against those found involved in or supporting the same.

He urged the people to come forward and share the information relating to drug peddlers with the police.

Maharshi Dayanand University Vice-Chancellor B.K. Punia said he was not aware of the arrests but there had never been any reports of university students indulging in substance abuse on campus.

Mr. Punia conceded that a student belonging to Himachal Pradesh was caught for drug abuse but he did not stay in the hostel.

He, however, added that the university was in process of hiring counsellors to speak to hostel students battling depression.

Police will not allow drug menace in the State and stern action will be taken against those found involved in or supporting the same. People should come forward and share the information relating to drug peddlers with the police.

B.S. Sandhu

Director General of Police, Haryana

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