The police have for the first time booked a Nigerian national Makuko Chukwuka Muolokwu, with five cases for drug peddling pending against him under the PIT NDPS Act and got it approved by the advisory committee of the High Court of Karnataka. The accused came to India in 2012 and remained in the city even after his passport had expired. He allegedly provided fake passport copies to get a house on rent. “His wife also has two drug peddling cases pending against her,” said the police. … [Read more...] about City police begin booking drug peddlers under PIT NDPS Act
In the second incident, Ashwani Kumar of Patoia village and Ashwani Kumar of Sahora village in Pathankot district were arrested after one-kg opium was found from a special cabin in their truck stopped near the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) depot. A case under Sections 15, 61 and 85 of NDPS Act has been registered against them in Rama Mandi police station, the commissioner added. Ashwani had brought the opium from Madhya Pradesh, the police said. … [Read more...] about 120kg poppy husk, 2kg opium seized from trucks in Jalandhar
Following the receipt of the information, on Wednesday, a team from the crime branch mounted surveillance near the Metro carshed at Saibaba Nagar in Cheetah camp where Shaikh would visit to circulate the drugs. At around 5.30 pm, he was spotted near the area with a bag in his hand. The waiting crime branch team surrounded him and he was put under arrest. A search of the bag led to the recovery of 290 gms of heroin and 2 kgs of Ganja ( cannabis). Sawant said that the value of the seized contraband was over Rs 60.8 lakh in the international market. From the the questioning of Shaikh, an old timer in narcotics trade who had earlier been arrested on several occasions by the by the Anti Narcotics Cell (ANC) of Mumbai police and also the Trombay police station, it was revealed that he had procured the contraband from a distributor in the western suburbs who is currently wanted in the case. "Shaikh has a network of trusted local addicts who he was supplying to regularly during the lockdown. … [Read more...] about Trombay: First drug bust in city since lockdown; heroin, cannabis worth over Rs 60.8 lakh seized
By Avinash Mohananey As Sino-Indian relations nosedive and head for a possible confrontation, Pakistan is deriving vicarious pleasure at the way China has applied a chokehold in Ladakh by occupying the Galwan Valley. Pakistan is part of the bigger strategic move that China is making to subdue India, settle the border dispute to its advantage, push India to accept its hegemony in the region and stay away from a possible US-led anti-China alliance. How will Pakistan help China in stepping up military pressure on India without getting directly involved? Is it not an opportune moment for Pakistan to avenge its dismemberment in 1971? The answers are simple. Pakistan will synchronise its actions with that of China, on the border and within Jammu and Kashmir, to engage as many Indian troops as possible. Pakistan will keep the LoC alive by continued shelling and by stepping up infiltration. This will leave little scope for any possibility of thinning of troops from the border and from the … [Read more...] about View: Pakistan is part of strategic move that China is making
But she must rue the fact that her debut feature film Peddlers, which made such a splash on the festival circuit, is yet to release in India. … [Read more...] about Do you know these actors’ first films?