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Ex-Serviceman held for smuggling drugs

NEW DELHI: A 56-year-old ex-Serviceman allegedly involved in smuggling of narcotic substances into the Capital for over a decade was arrested by the Railway Police on Thursday. They claimed to have seized 28 kg of ganja worth Rs. 3 lakhs from him.

Employed as a Havaldar with the Army, the accused --- Ajit Kumar Rai -- started smuggling drugs from West Bengal to Delhi soon after his retirement in 1992.

He would procure the ganja from the Koch Bihar district of West Bengal, where it is found in abundance, and then deliver the consignment at Old Delhi railway station.

Acting on a tip-off that narcotic products were being brought to the city by train, the police mounted a vigil at the East Passenger Hall in Old Delhi railway Station.

Rai arrived in the Capital by the Brahmaputra Mail Express and was waiting near the Baba Balak Nath Mandir at the East Passenger Hall when the police pounced on him. A search of his belongings led to the recovery of ganja. A case has been registered under the NDPS Act.

Six arrested

NEW DELHI: Six persons who were allegedly planning to loot a CNG petrol pump at Gandhi Vihar in Timarpur were arrested by the North district police on Thursday. Three spring actuated knives, two butcher knives and a country-made pistol were seized from the accused.

With the arrest, the police claimed to have worked out a case of house robbery in the Timarpur area and recovered the looted gold and silver jewellery. Identified as Dalip, Devi Prasad, Anil, Rakesh, Mohammad Ubesh and Rakesh, the accused are aged between 19 and 28 and had assembled near Ram Ghat in Wazirabad Village to hatch a plot for a dacoity.

Acting on a tip-off, a team led by Inspector Tilak Raj Mongia laid and trap and arrested the six. A case has been registered at Timarpur police station.

On being interrogated, the six reportedly accepted to having committed a robbery in the Timarpur area in March.

Vehicles challaned

NEW DELHI: They may be "light" in weight, but they clearly beat their "big" counterparts when it comes to breaking rules. A drive against defective number plates by the Delhi traffic police saw the largest number of offenders being light-weight vehicles that accounted for 7,660 vehicle challans.

In all, 22,586 vehicles were prosecuted as part of the drive, with Rs. 23 lakh being realised as compounding challan. While 5,631 scooters and motorcyles were challaned, 4,048 cars and jeeps and 3,679 heavy traffic vehicles were prosecuted during the drive that was launched on March 29.

Demand for reservation

NEW DELHI : The Madiga Reservation Porata Samiti on Thursday took out a procession in the Capital demanding categorisation for Scheduled Castes in Andhra Pradesh and urged the Centre to make necessary legislation to give effect to it.

Under the leadership of its State president, Krupakar Madiga, the Samitit said early categorisation into A, B, C, and D as per their population and relative development would ensure social justice and equitability of the scheduled castes.

It said the community was the largest sub-cast among SCs and had not got more than 2 per cent of benefits.

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