Kullu, December 20
A team of the Kullu police’s special investigation unit has arrested two persons for allegedly smuggling 6.048-kg charas. Identified as Kumar Chand of Bhulang village and Suraj Mani of Gramang village in Padhar tehsil of Mandi district, both have been slapped with an FIR under the NDPS Act.
- The accused got their vehicle towed using a recovery van to make it look as if it had met with some mishap. The drug was placed in the recovery van.
- A case under the NDPS Act has been slapped on Kumar Chand of Bhulang village and Suraj Mani of Gramang village in Padhar tehsil of Mandi district.
Kullu SP Gurdev Sharma said the police team left for Banjar for patrolling yesterday when they got information about the accused who had reached Gushaini from Mandi to purchase charas.
At Fagu bridge, the team established a checkpoint to nab them. The SP said the accused took up a novel way as they got their vehicle towed using a recovery van to make it look as if it had met with some mishap. Both were travelling in another vehicle. Sharma said the drug was put in the recovery van to evade detection.
The police searched both vehicles in front of independent witnesses and seized charas which was kept in a bag. Kumar Chand and Suraj Mani were arrested and a case was registered under the NDPS Act.