Ganja Smuggling: Three Including Cop Arrested


Phulbani: Police here on Monday seized a huge cache of ganja at Simili Sahi in Dimiriguda Gram Panchayat of Kandhamal district. Three persons including a police personnel have been arrested in connection with the case.

The arrested were identified as Constable Basanta Nahaka (42), Madhusudan Digal and Balabhadra Sahani (30) of Phulbani.

Acting on reliable inputs, a police team intercepted an SUV at Simili Sahi and conducted a search. During the search, the cops seized the contraband item weighing 30 kg from the vehicle. Besides, fake currency notes amounting to Rs 1.13 lakh were also seized from them.

Following the seizure, the Constable was placed under suspension and sent to Reserve Office.

A case has been registered against the accused persons under relevant Sections of IPC. Further investigation is underway.

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