Trucker, associate arrested; three quintal poppy straw recovered


CHENANI: Police on Sunday nabbed a trucker and his associate besides recovering three quintal poppy straw from the vehicle.
As per details, a Police party during Naka checking at Motorshed Chenani stopped a truck (HP72B/7537) loaded with apples boxes. During checking of vehicle, police found 19 plastic bags containing poppy straw like substance weighing 3 quintals, hidden under apple boxes.
On enquiry the driver of aforesaid truck disclosed his identity as Mudat Kumar, son of Tek Chand, resident of Raiper, Sohrain Tehsil, Himachal Pardesh at present Ravi Dass Nagar, Hoshiarpur, Punjab and co-driver Sohan Singh, son of Sehdev Singh, resident of Upper Dehlan tehsil and District Una, Himachal Pradesh. Duo was arrested and FIR No. 161/2021 under section 8/15 of NDPS Act was registered against them at Police Station Chenani.