Nagpur: Acting on tip-off, Crime Branch sleuths nabbed two drug peddlers hailing from Andhra Pradesh and seized a consignment of 20.444 kg of ganja or marijuana worth Rs 2.06 lakh in Ganeshpeth area here on Sunday.
The arrested accused have been identified as Nayina Namana Rajshekhar (23) and Baladi Adhinarayan Anjaneyul (38), both natives of Rothulpudi Mandalam, East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh. An offence against both the accused was registered with Ganeshpeth police under Sections 20, 22, 8(C) of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.
The Crime Branch received secret inputs that two drug peddlers hailing from Andhra Pradesh had come to city and were spotted near Deepak Restaurant, Santra Market. Acting swiftly, the cops laid a trap and nabbed the two accused. On frisking, cops found them in possession of 20.444 kg ganja worth Rs 2.06 lakh.
Similarly, the Crime Branch arrested another drug peddler named Kadir Ali Afsar Ali (35), resident of Maulana Azad Ward, Ballarshah, Chandrapur, while he was standing at a bus stop opposite Sundar Engineering Works, Rahate Colony. Cops seized around 20 kg ganja worth Rs 2 lakh from him. The accused was booked under Section 20(B) of NDPS Act and placed under arrest.
Both the actions were carried out by Senior PI Rajendra Nikam, API Dilip Chandan, PSI Swapnil Wagh, constables Datta Bagul, Vithoba Kale, NPCs Tuslsidas Shukla, Nitin Rangne, Kishore Mahant, Satish Patil, Naresh Shingne, Sepoys Nitin Salunke, Subina Sheikh, all of Anti-Narcotics Cell, under the guidance of Commissioner of Police Dr K Venkatesham, Joint CP Shivajirao Bodhke, DCP (Detection) Sambhaji Kadam, DCP (EOW) Shweta Khedkar and ACP Dr Ashwini Patil.