New Year drugs bust: NCB ar­rests four stu­dents from uni­ver­si­ties in Delhi-NCR

The Free Press Journal - - NATION - AGEN­CIES /

Four stu­dents of premier Delhi-NCR-based in­sti­tu­tions – the DU, JNU and Amity Univer­sity – have been ar­rested by the NCB as part of a ma­jor New Year eve crack­down against drugs rack­ets.

The agency, at the end of a three-day long op­er­a­tion that started on De­cem­ber 28, said it has also seized 1.14 kg of cha­ras (cannabis) and three LSD (Ly­ser­gic acid Di­ethy­lamide) blot pa­pers that were sup­posed to be sup­plied to the party cir­cuit of stu­dents in and around the DU’s North Cam­pus and other sim­i­lar lo­ca­tions for New Year cel­e­bra­tions.

The Delhi Zonal unit of the NCB iden­ti­fied the four, ar­rested un­der the pro­vi­sions of the Nar­cotic Drugs and Psy­chotropic Sub­stances Act (NDPS), as stu­dents of re­puted aca­demic in­sti­tu­tions. Two are from the Hindu Col­lege and one stu­dent each from the Jawa­har­lal Nehru Univer­sity and the Amity Univer­sity.

“Aniruddh Mathur (22), Ten­zin Phun­chog (23) and Sam Mal­lick (21) are all abusers of cha­ras and used to get it from Gau­rav Ku­mar (22).

“They have also in­formed that abuse of drugs is ram­pant in the Delhi Univer­sity cam­pus area. They have given in­for­ma­tion about drug ped­dlers and others in­volved in the racket which is fur­ther be­ing ver­i­fied,” NCB Deputy Direc­tor Gen­eral (North) S K Jha said.

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