Four Notorious Drug peddlers arrested by Sudduguntepalya police,214 kg Ganja,600 grams Opium drugs worth Rs.73 Lakhs Recovered:

Pramesh S Jain

The Southeast Division Police of Sudduguntepalya police have busted drug racket ahead of new year celebration, and arrested four notorious peddlers and recovered 214 kgs of Ganja worth RS.65 lakh from them and 600 grams of Opium Synthetic drugs worth Rs.8 lakhs.

The accused,K Preethipal,alias,Preethipal Rai@Prithvi@Vinay@Gautham shetty,48 from Bantwal and his associate Khalander,31,were caught while they were waiting for their clients near Hosur road.

DCP, Southeast,Srinath Mahadev Joshi,told media persons,that continuing our drive against drug peddlers based on instructions by commissioner of police and other senior officers to form a special team to nab drug peddlers.

Based on credible information,PI, Sudduguntepalya,KL Ramesh and his team under the leadership of ACP, Mico-layout Sub-division, Sudheer M Hegde,a special team received a credible information that some two persons are waiting for their clients in a Swaraj Mazda car near Munnichinappa kalyana mantap on Bannerghatta road.

Acting on the tip-off inspector and team rushed to spot and apprehended duo while they were trying to sell the drugs to their clients.

They detained them and during interrogation they confessed the crime and recovered 214 kg of Ganja from their possession worth of Rs.65 lakhs from them.

Preethipal told the officials that he was sourcing the drugs from Rajamundrai in AP and transporting the drugs in goods vehicles concealed under commodities.

Preethipal is habitual offender in Goa,Kerala and Mangaluru in similar offences.He was arrested by Kerala police but got out on bail and came to Bengaluru and continued peddling drugs.

In another incident,the police inspector and his team arrested two persons from Uttar Pradesh and recovered 600 grams of Opium worth Rs.8 lakh from him.

The accused Amith Kumar, 31 and his associate Sooraj,33,were residing in Indira nagar and sourcing drugs from Himachal Pradesh.

The accused were caught red handed while trying to sell the drugs near Christ college on Hosur road.

A case has been registered against all the accused under NDPS Act and further investigation is on.

Finally Bengaluru Police Commissioner,Kamal Pant,has appreciated,Addl CP East,S Murugan, DCP, Southeast,Srinath Mahadev Joshi, ACP, Mico-layout Sub-Division, Sudheer M Hegde,PI,LK Ramesh, PSIs,as,Nataraj DN,Bheemappa R,Dadda Hayath,and staff as, Prabhu Gowda Patil, Raghavendra,Siddaraju,Sathish K,Anand Kumar,Venu SB,Prashanth,Nayaz Ahmed,M Swaminathan,Veerabhadrappa,Jayakumar, Rudresh and other staff has been appreciated for the exemplary work done by them and a suitable reward will be given to the team he added.